If you live in BC you may have heard of the small avalanche at Fernie Alpine Resort on saturday that struck 4 people and buried none. It was trigger in a steep area as a result of the skiers airing cliffs and landing. Everyone was okay, only bumps and bruises.
Now right off the bat, News stations claim "FOUR DEAD IN FERNIE". Not even close. Then when they find out they were wrong, they switch it to 7 BURIED IN AVALANCHE. No one was buried. Then when they find out they were wrong again, they get the facts straight then start blaming the resort and patrol. Trying to say they "didn't do everything to prevent the avalanche" when it is simply a remote part of the hill where a fluke slab pulled out. No one is to blame.
For anyone who lives in an area that experiences avalanches, have you noticed how the media clings to these stories? They love it. When there was a large avalanche in Revelstoke last year, news stations began suggesting that the backcountry should be patrolled and regulations need to be put on people going snowmobiling and skiing in the mountains. They talked about it for like a month. It was ridiculous.
My point is that news stations love to blow stories like this way out of proportion.
Anyone else agree?