NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER of invention, and some Kamloops restaurants have been getting creative in order to legally skirt B.C.’s vaccine card law.
One definition of fast food, thanks to the Oxford dictionary, is “food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in restaurants and snack bars as a quick meal or to be taken out.”
Welcome to Kamloops’ newest “fast food” restaurant. All it took was a piece of coloured paper with those words hand-written with a Sharpie and attached to the sign at the popular Jamaican Kitchen on the Tranquille Road corridor.
On the front door is a notice to patrons that they must order their food at the front counter before sitting themselves down. A poster beside it says, “Vax or no vax, mask or no mask, we respect your right to choose under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Welcome & thank you for supporting our business.”
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.