SUMMER IS ON AND THOUGH EVERYONE hoped that the virus will just succumb to hot weather, that’s not the case. Summer weather draws people out and many choose to do it the ‘old’ way – huddling together for parties and such, forgetting any references to social distancing, masks, and the like.
A few photos shared on social media over the weekend showed beaches packed with people in Penticton and party boats filled to the brim in Kelowna. Things can get ugly fast when people are careless and many cases linked to Kelowna are proof to that.
Some of the remote communities such as the one of Haida Gwaii are also seeing cases of this dreaded disease, and that’s despite the fact that they fought hard to keep visitors away. Some said it might have been a resident who traveled and returned home with the virus. Regardless. A stark reminder that it starts with one person.