A Note From Charles February 2021

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Charles McDiarmid
By Charles McDiarmid, Managing Director
Newsletters22 February 2021


Spring is around the corner but, just like our resident black bears, we’ll be in hibernation a little longer here on the wild west coast. On Friday, February 5, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry advised the Province of BC to extend current Public Health Orders including her strong recommendation against non-essential travel.

In her statement, Dr. Henry noted the efforts we've been making are starting to impact our transmission rates positively, but we need to hold out a little longer to ensure the downward trend of COVID-19 cases continues. The current lack of visibility into just how many doses of vaccines will be distributed and when they will be available create some uncertainty, along with the appearance and spread of the new variants that have recently surfaced. Given this, we have elected to further extend our current closure until Saturday, March 6, 2021, or potentially further if need be, depending on the future guidance from Dr. Henry.

Our remote location makes for a desirable vacation destination (along with the wide-open beaches and fresh forests), but it also makes us more vulnerable as we have more limited health care resources than other regions. We care deeply about our neighbors' safety (both near and far!) and will continue to prioritize public health and safety above all else. While challenging, we know we're continuing to do the right thing for you, our guests, our team here at the Inn, who are all so looking forward to welcoming you back, and, of course, our community of Tofino and our First Nations neighbors here in Clayoquot Sound.

We are grateful for your continued patience and the many kind words of care and support we have received even when we have to make disappointing calls to adjust current reservations to a later date. As Dr. Henry has continued to remind us, "Be kind, be calm, be safe."

Meanwhile, we continue our work on many projects, big and small, while also keeping abreast of preventative maintenance items in and around the Inn to ensure we remain picture perfect when the day arrives that we can welcome you back with open arms. As the days continue to get longer, even though the storms aren't over, there's a feeling of renewal coming with the soon-to-arrive buds of greenery on the trees. Remember to get outside and enjoy it, wherever you are!

All the best,


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