Premier John Horgan (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

During Thursday’s joint press conference with BC’s health officials today, Premier John Horgan hinted that British Columbia’s circuit breaker measures will come to an end next Tuesday.

Horgan said that there will be “exciting” news to be announced.

The circuit breaker is in effect until midnight May 24th.

Premier Horgan reiterated that travel restrictions for this weekend will remain and that people should not “look for loopholes.”

With the current travel restrictions, those who wish to travel for non-essential reasons could face a fine of $230, and a violation will result in a $575 fine.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said that the measures that will be lifted after this May long weekend will not be drastic.

“It’s not going to be a light switch, it’s going to be a dimmer switch,” Dr. Bonnie Henry said.

BC Ferries usually bolsters a flock of city dwellers looking for a Vancouver Island getaway, however, the company announced they will not be implementing extra sailings as they usually do and would continue to deny travel to non-essential travellers.

In the same conference, Horgan announced that kids aged 12 to 17 in BC are now eligible to register to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

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