CANADA’S FOUR ATLANTIC PROVINCES have agreed to open their borders to each other on July 3, creating a regional pandemic bubble. What are the opportunities for B.C.?
The Atlantic bubble means that travellers within the region will not be required to self-isolate after crossing the borders. Travellers will have to show proof of residency with a driver’s licence or health card.
As we know from creating bubble families, picking who you want to bubble up with is tricky — a bit like asking someone to dance. Who is desirable? Are they available? Do they practice safe social intercourse?
For the Atlantic provinces, it was easy. Not only are they attractive because they form a natural geographic area but also there are no active COVID-19 cases, with the exception of New Brunswick and that was caused by a doctor who was infected upon returning from Quebec. They form a natural regional bubble that’s desirable, available, and safe.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.