Thursday, December 18, 2014


False notion

Dear Mike:
We need to correct a false notion about how we need to spell “Christ.”
The word Christ (English) is originally Greek (“Christos”). The first two letters are ‘X’ (Chi) and ‘P’ (Rho).

Unfairly cast

Dear sir:
Recently, a letter to the editor was published that purported to be an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne.
It was, in actual fact, an ill-informed diatribe which unfairly cast the premier as the villain in the author’s fantasy world. The thesis was that Kathleen Wynne only cares about the GTA and her lack of knowledge of our area was preventing the mill from reopening.

Extra effort

Dear editor:
Fort Frances High School was full of developing volleyball players at the Bantam level (Grades 7 and 8) on Saturday, Nov. 29, who were playing the last tournament of the season (a.k.a. the regionals).
It was wonderful to see how these students have progressed over the season in skill development, team spirit, and sportsmanship.

Reach out

Dear editor:
Christmas is an amazing time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.
People who know me probably knew me when I was an unbelieving Jew/New Age follower—and the fact that I was radically changed 16-and-a-half years ago into a bold follower of Christ is quite the miracle.

Misleading facts

Dear editor:
The message that was conveyed in the Fort Frances Times last Wednesday (Nov. 25) is full of misleading facts.
Yes, facts, because Resolute used some truth to make themselves into the good guys. Their perception of themselves is not commonly shared by many. We still view them as the villain.

Please vote

Dear editor:
I am writing to you on behalf of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts.
This week, voting resumed for Knox United Church in Fort Frances to get to the next level of funding in the Aviva Community Fund Challenge.
The festival has had a wonderful relationship with Knox. We have used the church for many of our sessions involving piano, voice, and drama.

Oppose pipeline

Dear editor:
TransCanada’s promotions sing the praises of Energy East and oil, creating jobs and prosperity.
The sugary words and smiling faces hide the costs. Energy East will permit a doubling of oil production in the tar sands by 2020.

Very disappointed

Dear editor:
Please accept this open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Dear Ms. Wynne:
As a resident of Rainy River District, I am very disappointed in your conduct during the time representatives from this district were at Queen’s Park earlier this month.

Remember victims

Dear editor:
We all remember that tragic day in 1989 when Marc Lepine declared war on feminists by murdering 14 women and injuring 10 others while he claimed to be “fighting feminism” at Ecole Polytechnique” in Montreal.
The tragedy later became known as the “Montreal Massacre.”

Great edition

Dear editor:
I just finished reading the front page of the wartime special edition printed with last week’s Times with tears in my eyes and a big lump in my throat.
In reading the articles, I remembered something from long ago.
We had some people from Ukraine come to the Ukrainian Hall here for a concert. They sang, danced, and did some skits for us.

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