Elder in the cold at home needs assistance

I had tears in my eyes as I read this letter—so very sad.

To the editor:

Re: Elder Chilled to the Bone in Own Apartment, June 1 letter from Fern Bertrand.

I had tears in my eyes as I read this letter—so very sad.

Is there maybe a lawyer out there that can help this poor woman with her landlord? It just doesn’t seem right that a person can rent a place that includes heat only to have it shut off when the landlord deems it warm enough.

The mornings and evenings are still very cold. How would this landlord feel if his/her  mother was treated in such a way? How would any of us feel?

Maybe some of us could chip in and buy this woman a safe electric heater, and her landlord should definitely reimburse her for the added amount on her electricity bill, since heat is included in her rent.

Please Fern, write and let us know how you make out. I am sure there are people out there who care and would like to help. I know I would.

Cathie Skirrow, Kelowna

 

 

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