PETERS – New policy on COVID-19 data is a small victory for transparency

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YOU WON A SMALL VICTORY THIS WEEK and you might not even know it. Let me explain.

Ever since the pandemic arrived here in B.C., we have been fielding a lot of questions from the public about what our province’s government and health officials are doing.

Those questions varied around the symptoms of the virus itself and the restrictions being put in place.

But the Number One question we received was this: Why can’t we know the extent of COVID-19 in our own community?

Every weekday, the province has reported case counts by health authority.


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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