The B.C. legislature will be lit in pink Thursday night (Sept. 2) in a show of thanks for health-care workers.
A tweet from the legislature’s account said the move is a “gesture of gratitude for all that (workers) have done and continue to do during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the face of many challenges.”
“We sincerely appreciate and value you. Thank you,” the tweet continued.
The show of support comes a day after people flooded to the legislature lawn to rally against the province requiring proof of vaccination for certain social and recreational events starting on Sept. 13.
Although the proof-of-vaccine requirements are being mandated by the B.C government, other World Wide Walk Out events on Wednesday saw protesters organize outside of hospitals in several B.C. communities. A protester outside Nanaimo’s hospital spat in the direction of a health-care worker.
Island Health president and CEO Kathy MacNeil issued a statement on Wednesday saying some of the protests against COVID-19 safety measures disrupted safe access to health-care facilities on Vancouver Island.
“Members of Island Health care teams were verbally abused as they came to and left work during these protests, and in at least one case a health-care team member was physically assaulted,” MacNeil said. “What happened to our health-care teams today is not acceptable to me nor to the people and communities they serve. Our health-care teams deserve respect and support, no matter what personal beliefs we hold.”
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