Stories with loose ends

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econovan64
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Stories with loose ends

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So many stories make headlines and then we never hear about them again.

Remember the Shuswap Bushman? I came across an article that says he got 23 months house arrest. That story was in the news so much until he was charged, then it never came up on Castanet again. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/200 ... 40116.html

Another story that disappeared was the one about a prostitution ring that was busted here in Kelowna some years ago. It involved young girls from eastern cities who were being moved around by an organized crime group and forced to turn tricks against their will. That story just vanished.

I think Castanet readers need to demand that Castanet follows up better on stories they post.
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I agree with you...The story from last Sunday 'Women wandering on Highway' had nothing more about what happened? Did they find her? was she okay? Coming back from Vernon that same Sunday, there was a whole lot of police cars at the Black Biker building just before the Airport....sounded like the same area, but not a thing was written or updated....
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limoz wrote:I agree with you...The story from last Sunday 'Women wandering on Highway' had nothing more about what happened? Did they find her? was she okay? Coming back from Vernon that same Sunday, there was a whole lot of police cars at the Black Biker building just before the Airport....sounded like the same area, but not a thing was written or updated....


Just one of many it seems.
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Well, there are some stories that they won't even touch.

Take, for example, the news that was splashed all over the media just a few days ago -- that Kelowna has seen a 1,000% jump in foreclosures over the last three years, with most being within the last few months. We are typically supposed to have between 10 and 20 foreclosures per month in January and February, yet we are now sitting at 170.

This news even ran internationally across dozens of networks. Does Castanet even peep about it? Nah. Their readers couldn't be bothered to know about it. Or maybe it's the other way around.

Now, why won't they touch these kinds of stories? Hmmm... *checks ads shown on site*
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econovan64 wrote:So many stories make headlines and then we never hear about them again.

Remember the Shuswap Bushman? I came across an article that says he got 23 months house arrest. .


Wasnt he living in a cave or a dirt hut in the bush?
Did they make him go back in his cave in the bush for another 23 months?
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If the topic stays about new story follow ups, the thread will remain in tact. If people start insulting Castanet... well, you can guess what will happen.

I think Castanet does a decent job in following up their stories, if the update is relatively close to the original story. I don't think many news outlets period, do a great job in their follow ups if it takes months or years after the initial story
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This thread is about NEWS stories that don't have follow-ups. It is not about your perception of censorship on this board.
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Here is a good review of the book on the Bushman and the shuswap.... https://ormsbyreview.com/2021/05/31/114 ... k-bushman/
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OMG. I saw this thread and checked it out but didn't look at when it was first posted. Then I saw Jo's post and went"whatttttttt?.

Read first, then comment.

I miss Jo.

Good thread. I agree with the follow up part. It's the grisly stuff that sells. The aftermath is a non-starter for the media.
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