Throughout this season of The Bachelor, we as viewers have been teased with Bekah M's ~*unspoken*~ age. While all the other women have displayed their ages on their 'name, occupation, hometown banner', Bekah's age remained a mystery. The L.A. nanny sure was adorable, charming, and definitely had a connection with our bachelor but exactly how old is she?!
Arie Jr. made some headlines himself prior to his season for being, well, old. The grey hair initially sent up a big red flag to anyone under the age of 25 who loves pining after the season lead themselves. While Arie is only 36 - two years younger than the anti-aging Nick Viall from last season of The Bachelor -many have interpreted him as older and more serious about finding a wife and life partner.
Enter Bekah M. The two enjoyed a romantic date in Tahoe, horseback riding and hot-tubing in classic Bachelor fashion. Bekah finally revealed that she was a mere 22-years old, 14-years Arie's junior. He actually gasped which was just amazing for everyone watching. But sadly, also seemed to start to panic.
“Oh my god, 22? You’re so young. Have you ever dated anyone my age?” Arie asked, clearly worrying. In his private interview, Arie disclosed that he doubted Bekah was ready to get married and that the age gap may be too far apart. Despite his fears, Arie still offered her a rose, saying, "You're a risk but at this point I can't let you go."
Is it just me, or does that sound like a recipe for disaster?!?! I mean, 'you're a risk' isn't exactly what you want to hear from your future fiancee?! I'm not hearing wedding bells here guys. All I know is that one day, she's going home. And it is going to be messy.
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As of May 8, 2021, over $1 million worth of COVID-19 fines has been processed by ICBC. Meanwhile, only $172,825 of those tickets have been paid according to a press release from the province of B.C. This accounts for only 14% of the total.
As seen in the data, people aren't exactly jumping to pay their COVID-19 fines. As a result, the province proposed new legislation on Wednesday, May 12 that would result in people with unpaid COVID-19 fines being unable to renew their B.C. driver's licence or vehicle license.
"That small minority of persons who have been fined for violating the rules in place to protect us all are going to be held accountable for the debt they owe," said Mike Farnworth, the B.C. minister of public safety and solicitor general.
"We've already moved up the deadline for sending unpaid COVID-19 fines to collections. Now, we're going to refuse to issue offenders a driver's licence or vehicle licence if they still won't take their tickets seriously and pay up."
If passed, these new rules will start in July and they will apply to all outstanding fines issued under the Emergency Program Act and COVID-19 Related Measures Act.
"People with outstanding fines will receive notice of the RTI from ICBC ahead of their driver's licence expiry and vehicle license renewal," said the press release.
"It's looking positive to be able to open schools towards the end of May if the rate of COVID continues to come down in our community."
Etches also mentioned that a regional approach might be the best option when it comes to reopening schools across the province.
"What am I encouraged by, is the conversations about being able to open schools is happening and that is something where I think the regional approach is a valid way to go," she stated. "That's the first step, we need to get schools open and then we need to take a look at other measures that could be relaxed."
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New arrivals hit the Bath & Body Works website and the fragrances sound marvellous. If only we could smell them through the computer.
While the Canadian commerce website is currently under construction (no word yet on launch date), you can still buy stuff from the US site and pay $9.99 for shipping. The other option is to go to an actual store if your province or city isn't under lockdown right now.
Some of the smells you can expect to find at Bath & Body Works include Cool Cucumber Mist, Midsummer Dream (a lovely blend of salted pear, nectarine and seaside lily), Berry Waffle Cone and Tiki Beach (warm vanilla musk with toasted coconut). Wow!