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Nov 26, 2020

A View from The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

The strict public health orders currently in effect have been met with broad public acceptance in Kelowna. However, these orders are not without controversy, and a robust, informed debate about them serves us all. Unfortunately, there have been troubling incidents where opposition to these orders has been a pretext for hostile and uncivil behaviour directed at small business owners and their employees. This must stop.
Many small business owners are now facing the greatest challenges of their lives. They persevere under financial, mental, and emotional strains that few of us can fully appreciate. As we approach the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to what we can do for others. This means wearing a mask, washing our hands, limiting our interactions, and abiding by the public health orders issued by our democratically elected government as we work collectively to flatten the curve.