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It’s a disaster! Does your cell phone work?

The sound of silence in a crisis is an eerie thing. Yet, it’s what residents throughout Atlantic Canada heard in August 2017 when their cell phones went down. It’s frightening to realize the isolation of your situation, especially for those in hospitals and homecare or for those in need of emergency attention. First responders know […]

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Lessons from Fort McMurry Wildfire: Critical messaging

Muddled communications during Fort McMurray’s wildfire caught officials off guard last year. A report by wildlife experts from B.C. and Alberta said the fight to save the city was hampered because regional and provincial authorities failed to share information in the earliest, most critical days. The consultants interviewed 90 people including firefighters, staff and management from […]

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