The RCMP issue what might otherwise be a very useful graphic, a map showing the latest situation with regards to local states of emergency in areas hit hard by Hurrican Igor.
They just don't publish it to their own incredibly information-sparse website.
John Gushue reproduces it on his otherwise useful CBC blog, but without the vitally important colour key.
The Telegram reproduces map and legend both... but at a painfully low and entirely illegible resolution.
And VOCM also lowers the resolution of the original graphic, but if you clip and paste their version into a graphics editor, and zoom in on the text, you can just barely make out that the purple dots mark communities with declared states of emergency, while the red dots — Grand Bank, Marystown, Catalina, and Port Rexton — are described as having depleted food stocks.
It has been almost 17 years now since Al Gore invented the World Wide Web.
Labels: media monitoring