LETTER: If you don’t need your COVID-19 senior top-up, consider donating it to charity

Dear editor,

Re: Feds announce one-time payment of up to $500 for seniors amid pandemic, May 12.

There are so many people who are hurting because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government recently announced a one-time, tax-free payment of $300 to all persons receiving the old age security. We will each receive this supplement. For many pensioners it is needed to cover their extra costs incurred during these times. For others who may already be comfortable in their retirement, it is a nice little bonus. If you are in the latter group, please consider donating it to a local charity. They in turn will help those who are in most need of help. That is how we each intend to use our $300 supplement.

Richard & Lori Parsley,

Nanaimo

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? Email letters@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Letters to the editor

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BikeFest returns to the Comox Valley July 17-20

Mountain biking workshops, anti-racism sessions set up for female bikers of all skill levels

NIC online marine training accessed by mariners across the country

NIC was among the first post-secondary schools to receive approval for digital marine courses

Sale of Vancouver Island’s most remote pub falls through

Beloved Holberg pub and restaurant The Scarlet Ibis is back with previous owner

North Island College announces 2020 graduation award winners

North Island College has announced the award recipients for the 2020 Graduation… Continue reading

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

Port Alberni will have a salmon derby on Labour Day after all

Alberni Valley Tyee Club reveals ‘socially distanced’ derby only for Labour Day 2020

Search for missing hiker suspended once again

Search for Laurence Philippsen was revived over the weekend after new information was received

‘Trauma equals addiction’ – why some seek solace in illicit substances

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Suspicious fire quenched before reaching gunpowder in Nanaimo’s historic Bastion

Probe underway in basement blaze that erupted near where powder stored to fire signature cannons

Duncan model makes quarter finals in ‘Maxim’ magazine contest

Brandee Peart among top one per cent left in competition

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

Most Read