PETERS – Grit your teeth and be kind to the Albertan horde this long weekend

(Image: Kent Simmons, CFJC)

IT’S THE MAY LONG WEEKEND and that means British Columbians are once again preparing for an invasion.

It happens every year: our eastern flank is overwhelmed and our defences are no match for the marauding hordes.

This year, the Victoria Day Albertan invasion takes on a new meaning. They’re not supposed to be here.

If there is one thing our health leaders have been perfectly clear about — and it may be only one thing — it’s that travel this weekend should stick close to home.

For anyone crossing into B.C., the Shuswap and the Okanagan are not close to home.

We have grumbled for years about being Alberta’s playground.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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