GINTA – Halloween night is a poor excuse to forget social responsibilities


WALKING THE DOG early Sunday morning made me smile. There were a few ingenious candy chutes in the neighbourhood – a good reminder of the times we’re in but also of the care many chose to put into delivering treats to kids while keeping the risk low.

At the opposite end of that are the parties that took place on Saturday night, in Kamloops included. I cringe when I think how that will influence the covid-19 numbers in the weeks ahead. Videos of large crowds in downtown Vancouver that emerged on social media since Halloween night made many wonder whether we’re facing a lockdown in the near future because people behave irresponsibly.

I’ve heard people mention ‘government control’ when they refer to masks and social distancing measures. If only. We’ve hardly had anything to complain about and as I mentioned before, we have had it pretty good in British Columbia.


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1 Comment on GINTA – Halloween night is a poor excuse to forget social responsibilities

  1. You’re right on the money with your observations about Halloween parties.

    I also think it is about time to consider “others” when the notion of setting off fireworks comes into play. Other people have pets and dogs especially can become extremely stressed when they are exposed to the explosive sounds of fireworks.
    Our dog went to the basement, tried to hide and lay there panting most of the evening once the firecrackers had started to be set off. That doesn’t seem to be fair treatment for a dog that happens to be a family pet and loves everybody he meets.
    I think it’s time we woke up to the 21st century and had some consideration for our “best friends”.

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