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#8233 - 10/06/00 11:00 PM FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Kathy in Canada Offline
I emailed our main news station...and the response was basically..
*****************
Thanks for your e-mail. We are trying to provide as much coverage of
Hurricane Keith as possible. We are aware that many people from the
Edmonton
area spend vacation time in the region that's been hit. So far we haven't
received very much information, but will try to get more material on the
air.

Keep watching..

Tim Spelliscy
Global News

************

I AM SO PISSED OFF!!!!!!

I explained that my parents that are EDMONTONIANS had the chance to bail out but decided to stay and help. I asked for them to make the job easier!!!!

I gave them links...official reports from this board...pictures..etc etc etc ETC!!!!!

I suggest that all Canadians bomb a chosen news station, with pleading emails. I chose Global since they are in every province.

Here is the initial email I sent them....

MOST in Canada do not know what the wrath of Keith has caused. The
coverage by
the states..the weather channel and Canada has been NIL! All I heard was
hurricane keith churning in the same spot...for DAYS.

Yes..this hurricane lingered over the tiny Islands of Ambergris Caye and
Caye
Caulker for approx 3-4 days.

Here are two links from the hub of acivity that was on the internet.
RELIEF is
needed in a big way. The two tiny Islands, Ambergris Caye (San Pedro)
and Caye
Caulker is devestated!! This information you are about to read is
accurate..be
the first TV station to get the word out..and to get Relief.

My parents are there right now..they went through the hurricane. Food,
water,
medical supplies is scarce. Children without clothes...baby's without
milk.
http://ambergriscaye.com/message/Forum2/HTML/001529.html
http://ambergriscaye.com/message/Forum2/HTML/001512.html

To make donations:
http://ambergriscaye.com/message/Forum2/HTML/001695.html

Here are some pictures... http://AmbergrisCaye.com/pics3.html http://AmbergrisCaye.com/pics4.html

Here is some Relief Information:
TO:
BELIZE HURRICANE RELIEF
C/O SAN PEDRO/CAYE CAULKER
C/O THE HONORABLE PATTY ARCEO
BELIZE

There are Canadians that are experts in the electrical field..already on
their
way down there.

If you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact
me. Or
you can assign some roving net reporters to this bulletin board..and see
for
yourself how the world is pulling together for these tiny Islands.
http://ambergriscaye.com/cgi-bin/forumdi...&DaysPrune=

Rumor has it that the eye of the hurricane went over San Pedro 3
times...and
reached 190 MPH at some points. This is where my parents were!!

Please make Canadians proud..and my parents...Edmontonians. Help..or at
least
get the word out so others have the choice to help.

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#8234 - 10/06/00 11:02 PM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
karin Offline
Kathy, I have emailed again newspapers and radio stations in the Ottawa area and so far, no response. Lets keep pushing them ! They will have to react !

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#8235 - 10/06/00 11:03 PM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Jericco Offline
Go Kathy...your efforts here have been awesome!

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#8236 - 10/06/00 11:08 PM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
pam05 Offline
This is the response I received from BCTV Kathy. It's pathetic. I'm not giving up.

Dear viewer:

Thank you for writing to BCTV. Although the high volume of correspondence we receive prevents us from responding individually, your opinion is very important to the writers and producers of BCTVís news programs. Your comments are given our serious consideration and will be shared with the news director and the producers of the shows.

Best regards,

Rebecca Peters

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#8237 - 10/06/00 11:12 PM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Kathy in Canada Offline
well that's a form letter if I've ever seen one...

it's pathetic.

ok...granted..i understand there wasn't a big media hype here in Alberta..'cause it's so far away..but now they are getting emails..pleading...and NOTHING!!!

I should save my eruption for when I get the response back. I told them..ok..well the hurricane information is not necessary like it was 5 DAYS AGO...but what we need is RELIEF..RELIEF..RELIEF. I said that I handed them all the resources they needed to get the story out. No work on their part..just print and shoot!

we'll see...got an email now..maybe it's from them..let's hope it's good news...*fingers crossed*....

I wish I had thought of the media thing a few days ago!

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#8238 - 10/06/00 11:15 PM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Kathy in Canada Offline
Here is the response from GLOBAL TV...*shakin head*...think he means it???
*********************************

bject:
RE: Hurricane Keith
Date:
Fri, 6 Oct 2000 16:02:59 -0600
From:
Tim Spelliscy <TSpelliscy@ITV.WIC.CA>
To:
'Kathy Taylor' <minikitty@compusmart.ab.ca>


we'll get something going..



[This message has been edited by Kathy in Canada (edited 10-06-2000).]

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#8239 - 10/06/00 11:18 PM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Anonymous
????

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#8240 - 10/07/00 12:02 AM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Anonymous
Can you post here the same email address you used for this guy?A lot of us can write to him and add our thoughts to yours .
I promise not to chew off more than one of his ears! <g> Peace. June

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#8241 - 10/07/00 01:59 AM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
Anonymous
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#8242 - 10/07/00 02:05 AM Re: FRUSTRATED CANADIAN!!!!
andrea Offline
I just emailed this request to everyone in my Address book. I hope everyone else does follows the lead. The more this gets pass around, maybe someone will listen.

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