From the radio report I heard last night it sounds like RCMP have decided to pass the blame...
Why is it always "Blame the RCMP". The newspaper report states: Kicking Horse Mtn. Resort was called. They checked for unreturned equip. rentals and found no sign of anyone missing (does this mean people did not use their own equip?)The resort aslo notified Golden and Dist. Search & Rescue. In turn, the volunteer team told the pilot to call the RCMP. But the RCMP were never contacted that day.
They were not contacted for another 6 days but lets blame them.
Get with the program, my dear. When something goes wrong someone has to take the blame (at least in the public eye) and that someone is usually the person or organization with the highest profile. There doesn't seem to have been any politicians involved so the RCMP are the next best scapegoat. Search and Rescue are volunteers - can't blame them. Resorts are too busy making money and in a capitalist society, money comes first.
It's just human nature, (at least "civilized" human nature) and you should not get your nickers all in a knot every time some knuckle head pisses on the force. It will help you sleep better. Pleasant dreams!
Your cousin Cliffy..
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Well cousin, if I did not get my nickers in a knot over something (particularly someting stupid) then I would not be human. Search & Rescue are volunteers but usually the head person has enough brains to call the police.
From as much as I know about this case, I think the worst thing they did was to check out of their hotel and then go skiing without telling anyone. This is a "foreign" part of the country to them. It's not quite like they were skiing in a place they knew well. They have to take responsibility too. People have no idea how many prank calls go into not just the police but fire departments and ambulance calls as well. Since there was no evidence anyone was missing from anywhere, while it was still wrong to ignore it, I can see how it happened at least one time. By the second time someone should have clued in no matter who was told. Sadly, it's all about the money. We all know these types of searches cost lots. It should be a criminal offence to do any of these activities without notifying someone of your itinerary and also if you deviate from your plan without notifying someone first.
I thank you for your words Cliff but the hatred for the RCMP goes too far on this forum.
Well cousin, if I did not get my nickers in a knot over something (particularly someting stupid) then I would not be human.
My remarks of course were sarcastic. I don't really follow the news, so I know nothing of this case. I was just having fun at everyone's expense, but I guess my sense of humour is just to ahead of its time to be appreciated.
LOL - maybe your sense of humour is behind it's time! We cannot expect anyone who lives in the boonies to be completely up on the news now can we. You are not much more than a few steps up from when you lived in the woods.
The problem is - the people from Quebec were out in the woods and they didn't tell anyone they were going. That was the beginning of the end. Blame must go where it lays and while it followed a chain on down, once again, it was the RCMP's fault.
What you had to say really wasn't far off the mark. It may in fact have been right on it rather then being funny.
Are you taking your pills? I need you to stay on here talking to me now and again.
Maybe These types of resorts should have very very visible posting board or pamphlets or maybe even a course about the dangers of the back country. Along with what a hiker/backpacker/skier/showshoer should have IF they decide to travel through forest they are not familiar with.
A common sense list of what to do and what not to do while in the back country. IT seems that this winter has seen a larger then normal amount of ignorant people venturing into the back country and getting lost.
They were worried about wolves? man, I'd be worried about bears, not wolves
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And they are not always wrong. That report was quoting an RCMP officer. Is she a liar now because the RCMP are always wrong?
the people from Quebec were out in the woods and they didn't tell anyone they were going. That was the beginning of the end.
IMO, the entire issue was bungled from the initial lack of planning and preparing of the husband and wife, all the way to their actual recovery.
Many provinces have laws that require you to notify the RCMP or local Conservation Officers if you are going back country. There is a reason for "No Skiiing Out Of Bounds" signs. If you want to do that notify those who can save your ass before hand.