The Comox Valley Economic Development Society’s social media posts inviting tourists to the Comox Valley has drawn the ire of many residents. (screenshot)

The Comox Valley Economic Development Society’s social media posts inviting tourists to the Comox Valley has drawn the ire of many residents. (screenshot)

LETTER: Comox Valley Economic Development Society’s ad campaign inviting tourists is irresponsible

Dear editor,

In light of the recent upswing of COVID-19 cases in B.C. (including increased cases on Vancouver Island), I feel it is very irresponsible of the CVEDS/Discover Comox Valley to be running a tourism campaign inviting “BC snowbirds to venture west to the Comox Valley.”

Dr. Bonnie Henry and public health officials have made it abundantly clear that in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 we should be staying local and stay with our safe six. It has even been suggested by a local physician that we consider a Vancouver island “bubble.” So why is the Comox Valley Economic Development Society trying to contravene these public health measures? The economy is struggling Canada-wide. Perhaps the CVED can focus on ways our local community can support one another instead of inviting potential disaster to our Valley.

Kim Harding,

Courtenay

ALSO – Web poll: Should CVEDS be inviting tourists into the Comox Valley at this time?

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