Opinion: Letters to The Province, Feb. 24, 2022.
I just finished Joanne Lee-Young’s article on multi-generational households facing an unknown future amid the rapidly changing policies and attitudes toward COVID-19. This was a thoughtful and accurate piece.
I’m writing from San Diego — I’m not even a Canadian. But growing up in Seattle, I have kept one eye on Vancouver and Canadian news for the better part of my 63 years.
We don’t discuss this topic very much here in the US — and certainly not in the press, it seems. We have South Asian and Asian households, too, though in lower concentrations than in Canada. But Hispanic culture also emphasizes multi-generational households. My Eastern European grandparents seemed to assimilate too much, in my opinion, and many of the benefits have been lost.
By the way, as an aside: Let’s go Canucks!
Conrad Podsada, San Diego
Grateful for care received at Kelowna General
It was encouraging to read that elective surgeries are ramping-up at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH), after literally hundreds of postponements.
It was only a few weeks ago that I was on my way to KGH in the middle of the night, with severe chest pains, hoping it wouldn’t be jammed solid with COVID-19 patients, and that the doctors and the nurses hadn’ t all taken the night off, exhausted and disillusioned, contemplating another career. It was a huge relief to be able to register without delays, and about an hour and a couple of stents later, the heart was still beating.
The way the surgeon and his team went about their tasks was very impressive: Confident, efficient and thoughtful.
What an incredible experience.
About 28 hours later I’m home again. The heart is ticking like new. The stents are like new injectors, and I will never forget that positive ambience in the catheter lab and how everybody catered to my needs and comfort.
Thanks for being there.
Andy Thomsen, Kelowna
Glavin’s op-ed was superb
I had planned to pen an opinion to your letters page… but after reading Glavin’s superb treatment of the subject, I feel it’s all been said.
Well done Terry.
Murray Keating, Surrey