An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
BUSINESSMAN DENIS WALSH — as opposed to Coun. Denis Walsh — hasn’t had a good couple of weeks.
First, his Movie Mart store was robbed. Then it was robbed again. Then WorksafeBC inspected it — and nailed Walsh with eight violations.
One of WorksafeBC’s responsibilities is keeping employees safe from robberies and such, and there are a host of rules around that. When there was a rash of violence against graveyard-shift gas-station employees a few years ago, for example, WorksafeBC moved in with new measures such as protective barriers and a requirement for multiple workers on overnight shifts.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.