Yesterday was the tale of two COVID enforcement actions by BC Premier John Horgan and his High Priestess of COVID, Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Blackcomb-Whistler Mountain was flooded with skiers who did not practice social distancing.
Blackcomb-Whistler did not receive a fine for violating the High Priestess’ social distancing rules.
Yesterday in the Fraser Valley, at the same time as thousands of skiers stood waiting for a spot on the ski lifts, at least one church dared opened its doors for its regular Sunday public worship service.
The church and all its worshippers obeyed every COVID-19 social distancing requirement, including contact tracing and mask wearing, yet their pastor received a $2,300 ticket from a cranky RCMP constable.
Premier John Horgan still hasn’t responded to my questions about COVID enforcement and the many Charter violations he endorses. (and yes, I sent my questions directly to him.)
I doubt the coward ever will, either, because there is no way he can possibly rationalize ordering churches to close while leaving ski hills open and packed to the rafters.
As I’ve noted previously, the rationale for Bonnie Henry, BC’s High Priestess of COVID, banning all religious worship services was based on a single Sikh temple where “possible COVID-19 exposures” might have happened.
When Big White Ski Resort had a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 cases:
- There was no order to shut the facility down.
- There was no order to shut down all ski resorts in the province.
“We are confident with the safety plan in place by Big White Ski Resort. Outdoor activities at Big White are considered safe for anyone following public health direction.”
This gross inconsistency is why people like me are fed up with being told we can’t go to church, visit a friend or arrange a play-date for our kids, but ski hills flooded with people aren’t an issue.
Premier John Horgan’s and Dr. Bonnie Henry’s hypocrisy are simply too much.
Select comments on Global TV reporter Jordan Armstrong’s tweet this story.
But i cant go hang out with a friend. Makes a lot of sense to me.
— Potacka (@potacka) February 1, 2021
I heard from my friend who lives there (she did not go this AM) Blackcomb gondola went under the bridge again and Whistler side was backed up to Olympic Rings. Traffic into whistler village was gridlocked
— liv (@ABeautifulLife) January 31, 2021
Yup. Friend who lives in Whistler said some random parked in her driveway because all day lots are full. I’m sorry, but if it is open, they will go ????? What did we think?
— Dina Murphy – I’m Listening ? (@iluvbeansy) January 31, 2021
When did skiing become essential?
— Warrior of the Rainbow-No List (@ShirtCanadian) January 31, 2021
No matter what the camera angle or how you look at it, that is NOT social distancing.@WhistlerBlckcmb needs to do better. ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
— Jarod (@Jeep4x4Tours) January 31, 2021