Crisis = Opportunity

The pandemic has been revealing in BC. It clearly showed that our long-term care practices needed reform. Everything from how many...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

This weekend we learned that the variant has arrived in our schools. In fact, it has been here for three weeks and is rampant in Surrey...

Just Asking

On Thursday we registered sixty exposure letters and several multiple exposures in schools. Hollyburn Elementary School, from my old...

Reality Is Upon US!

The following report is out tonight: “Garibaldi Secondary in Maple Ridge SD#42 exposure from Jan 18th and 19th has confirmed that the...

Moral Outrage

I have resisted writing since school started in January thinking, perhaps just hoping, we might see the Government and the PHO make some...

Ignorance or Arrogance

On New Year’s eve, the PHO issued an order that stopped all alcohol sales at eight o’clock that evening. The order was in effect for that...

Christmas Wishes

As schools break for Christmas let us consider what we have learned about how we are dealing with the pandemic in BC. First, we are in...

What A Mess!

When it comes to the pandemic, British Columbia is in a mess. Yesterday we had 566 new cases and we had 16 more deaths. We only tested...

What Was That?

In yesterday’s briefing Marcella Bernardo asked a excellent question of the PHO. She indicated many parents and educators were asking the...

A Travesty!

Let’s talk about schools which our PHO says are safe for children. She bases this statement on the following: 1) There are layers of...

Reality Strikes!

On Monday three schools will be closed for two weeks. One in Surrey, one in Delta and one in New Westminster. Even worse, we have a...

In Search of Leadership

Let me begin by saying the treatment that Dr. Henry says she is receiving is abhorrent. There is a place for healthy and robust debate of...

In A Teacher's Shoes

In the novel we all had to read in grade 10, To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout commented: “Atticus said you never really knew a man until you...