An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
As of right now, we aren’t allowed to do that outside our health region bubble. But, inside, which in our case includes the Interior and Northern Health regions, it’s not prohibited although we’re encouraged to stay close to home.
If we’re from Kamloops, we’re supposed to keep it local rather than going off to, say, Fort Nelson. Or even Kelowna. But we can if we want to.
We in B.C. have trouble doing anything serious about travel. All non-essential travel, especially recreational travel, is officially frowned upon. (A shout-out, by the way, to the hard-hit tourism industry for its cooperation.)
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.