Tomorrow marks the first ever Family Day in the province of British Columbia, which is a public holiday here. For years and years, people complained that going between New Year’s Day and Good Friday was too long of a stretch without a public holiday, the beginning of January to usually sometime in April. When you also consider that stretch is also pretty rainy and miserable for the most populous areas of the province, people were hurting for a day off.
The holiday was signed into law more than a year ago to allow businesses and public agencies to prepare for the extra day off. I’m glad it’s finally here. As such, we here at et.com are observing the day off and all the staff are at home with their families. We’ll be back tomorrow with our regular programming.