PETERS – Pandemic restrictions need to be applied more consistently

(Image: CFJC Today)

YOU HAVE TO FEEL FOR any business or non-profit organization that survives by gathering people together.

It has been a year now of business-not-as-usual. Very few organizations are built to survive a year of absolutely no revenue coming in.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s restrictions have been less stringent than those enacted in many Canadian provinces, consistently allowing restaurants and pubs to operate at reduced capacity with a series of modifications implemented to prevent virus spread.

For the most part, it’s worked. Virus spread is taking place predominantly in household settings with individuals or families who break the rules, not as commonly in businesses and organizations.

Having said all that, the way restrictions are being applied is quite curious.

Dusan Magdolen of the Kamloops Film Society pointed that inconsistency out quite eloquently in a letter to local media this week.


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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