Letter: A note from a Michigander

Canadians should be proud of their pandemic actions

To our Canadian friends and neighbors: 

For the first time in many years my family and I will not spend our summer in McGregor Bay. We started going in the mid-50s. 

The coronavirus has changed all of our lives. I have two children; a daughter and her family live in Munich, Germany and a son and his family living in the Chicago area. They and their children have come to the Bay every year. Everyone, especially the children, are very disappointed that this year we will not be able to see each other and enjoy the beauty of McGregor Bay and the people of Canada. 

As an American I feel embarrassed that our country has not done more to ensure the safety of its people and that some in our country feel the need to protest safety measures that protect others as well as themselves. 

Canada is doing the right thing by closing the border to Americans. We shall miss the Bay, but the safety of Canadians and our friend in the Whitefish River First Nation must come first. My family and I wish you all to stay safe. 

Erich Krumrei

Lake Orion, Michigan