Allison Hanes: On the lookout for causes to be grateful this yr

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Thanksgiving is normally a reasonably large deal in my household.

It’s not fairly Christmas, however it’s proper up there by way of favorite holidays that produce fond recollections. It’s an event we’ve made our very personal, ditching some traditions and creating new ones, all for the aim of being collectively and giving thanks.

So it’s with a lump in my throat that we should cancel this yr’s festivities. As my mom stated, it’s the primary time ever we haven’t all managed to get collectively. However with a mean of 1,000 COVID-19 circumstances a day in Quebec for greater than every week now, Better Montreal a coronavirus transmission sizzling spot and warnings in opposition to journey to different areas, what different selection is there?

This previous week, Well being Minister Christian Dubé was unequivocal: “Please stay home,” he instructed Quebecers politely, however bluntly.

This isn’t the time to go go to the grandparents, echoed Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s nationwide director of public well being, warning youthful folks particularly that they is perhaps asymptomatic or at low danger for issues from COVID-19, however aged kin might get very sick and die.