Reader letter: Vacation property owners should be allowed to cross border

Reader letter: Vacation property owners should be allowed to cross border
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Nov 16, 2020  •   •  1 minute read

ESSEX , ON. SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 -   Homes overlooking Lake Erie near Colchester Beach are shown on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. (Photo by DAN JANISSE)
Homes overlooking Lake Erie near Colchester Beach are shown on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

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I live 92 miles from my parents cottage that I have been going to for 68 years on the Canadian side of Lake Erie. I also now own a cottage down the street. With a full tank gas I can drive over and back a couple of times. I can take enough food to last a month if need be.

I would come in contact with no one except for the customs officer. I would follow all restrictions.

I feel that my cottage needs to be checked on since I haven’t been there since March when the pandemic restrictions were imposed.

On the other hand, my wife works with nurses that come from Canada every day to her work and who come in constant contact with others in the U.S.

I just feel that an exception should be made for property owners as we start to gradually transition back to health in both nations.

Mike Jernigan, Trenton, Michigan

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