Letters to The Province, Feb. 24, 2022: Multi-generational households story ‘thoughtful, accurate’

Opinion: Letters to The Province, Feb. 24, 2022.

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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.

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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.

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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

Re: Terry Glavin: Emergencies Act reveals embarrassing truth that Liberals just can’t govern.

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

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