I WAS STRUCK THIS WEEK by the story of Kamloops dance instructor Krista Faraday. One day, she wasn’t sure if she’d have a business left. The next, her studio was filled with kids after health officials gave the go-ahead for children’s dance classes.
She’s also an example of the vast majority of businesses and individuals who are conscientiously following the rules and restrictions from health officials as they’re laid down.
Not everyone is doing that, though. And many who do are becoming more and more frustrated at trying to keep up as the rules are either applied inconsistently, or changed day by day. And, of course, the conspiracy theorists are busy.
We’re hopefully a long way from mass disobedience but we’ve got to guard against it.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.