British Columbia has a small scale cholera outbreak happening on Vancouver Island.
But this isn't imported cholera, contracted in one of the places in the world that still has it – like Haiti, Africa or Southeast Asia. No, this outbreak is homegrown.
Hidden way down, near the end of a CTV article, mixed in with the usual excuses about climate change, lies the truth.
"Our oceans are a valued resource for food, travel, recreation and they're under pressures from sewage, from boat traffic and from rising temperatures. Our health is connected to the oceans and I think this is a sign of that," Island Health medical officer of health Dr Shannon Waters said.
Climate change didn’t give anyone cholera — unless climate change caused the last cholera outbreak in Canada in the 1800's that resulted in about 20K deaths.
It's the raw, untreated sewage BC keeps dumping into their oceans — 82 million litres daily from Victoria alone.
BC’s NDP government uses their coastline as a weapon against any fossil fuel development. They use the threat of any potential oil spill, no matter how potentially small or unlikely, as a means to block development.