Disaster

FLOODIQUETTE: 7 Civil Suggestions for Dealing with the Deluge

Sue Jacques | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sue Jacques

Alberta is about to mop up a massive mess. Mother Nature has shown us, in no uncertain terms, who the boss is. The ferocity of the floods we are facing is mind-boggling. Tens of thousands of people are displaced, countless homes and businesses are damaged, and an infinite number of dreams, plans, and schedules have been washed away. It is devastating.

5 Reasons Price Gouging Should Be Legal (Especially During Disasters)

Peter McCaffrey | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada
Peter McCaffrey

It's obviously troubling that a small number would use the disaster as an excuse to loot; to violently steal another person's possessions, cause damage and inflict even greater misery on an already suffering community. But is price gouging really at all comparable to looting? I'm disappointed not that price gouging is occurring, but that it's only been isolated.

Seven Reasons to Visit Calgary After the Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.

Why You Should Never Go On a Cruise

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Like all forms of luxury travel, a cruise isn't inherently dangerous. But these days, buyers need to be more aware than ever when making their cruise purchase. My advice when someone asks about going on a multi-day cruise aboard a mega-liner is always the same: Don't go.

Living With Risk and Learning from Disaster Post-Sandy

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Hurricane Sandy certainly got our attention. Billions of dollars (and counting) in damages. Communities crippled and left in the cold without electricity. Nearly 200 lives lost. Sadly, with the stark realities of climate change and frequency of extreme weather events, this likely won't be the last natural disaster we experience or witness in our lifetime or even this decade. So, what are we to do about that?

Watching the Watchdog: Decline and Fall of Eyewitness News

Tim Knight | Posted 06.18.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Back in the 70s, I was a reporter for WABC-TV, New York when we started an early evening news program called Eyewitness News. It was a time of ponderous, pompous, patronizing, local news fronted by distant, ultra-serious "voice of God" anchors. Eyewitness News changed all that.