Reopen ALL BC Parks! Garibaldi, Joffre, MacMillan, etc.

Reopen ALL BC Parks! Garibaldi, Joffre, MacMillan, etc.

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Jennifer McLean started this petition to Minister George Heyman and

British Columbia is now in Phase 3, which allows for non-essential travel within the province. We've also seen the reopening of restaurants, gyms, malls, and (soon) movie theatres. However, many of the BC Parks we love are still closed "due to COVID-19." This petition is calling on Minister George Heyman to reopen ALL BC Parks, which the government promised to do in Phase 2 (but didn't). 

BC Parks has claimed that its park closures are to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are in line with recommendations from health officials. Dr. Bonnie Henry, however, never ordered the parks to close. While we have seen the reopening of many parks, some continue to be closed despite lower case numbers and the easing of restrictions. Dr. Bonnie Henry has said that there is a low risk of contracting the virus when passing someone on a trail within 2 meters, even if they are coughing (quoted by CBC News). 

While there are many other beautiful places to enjoy in BC, it simply does not make sense for these parks to remain closed. We are asking that Minister George Heyman reconsider his decision to keep these parks closed.

PS: If you're as passionate about this as I am, please also consider sending a letter or email to your MLA and to Minister George Heyman.

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