Saturday, January 31, 2015

Letters

Choice is ours

Dear editor:
Bullying! Defamation of character! Slander!
Where did the members of ISIS get their start to become terrorists?
When those in leadership roles get bitten by the “power bug,” terrible things begin to happen. When they discover others, supposedly “beneath” them, have gifts to offer, too, fear sets in . . . and the abuse begins.

Shocked

Dear editor:
I, too, am shocked at the possibility of the town killing our beloved Canada geese, who innocently drop feces near the water tower, and throw them into the dump like trash.
Everyone is part of the ecosystem, including geese and you. Conservation parks are made to help birds—the same ones you wish to kill. Some groups also tag these geese for tracking.

Seniors let down

Dear editor:
“Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line.”
How many of us have called a business or government agency, managed to press all of the correct buttons in the right sequence, only to be rewarded with this recording?
Do we really believe “our call is important.”

In response

Dear editor:
In response to the letter headlined “Faulty logic” in last week’s Times, I do not know if the writer of this letter has some problem with what is a subsidy or what is clearly logic, but for sure I will try to address a bit of both.

Only hope

Dear editor:
I’m amazed at how many people I still see talking on the phone or looking down at their lap texting while driving.

Faulty logic

Dear editor:
As a former English teacher and as one who respects and loves the English language, I was surprised and confused by the strange and misleading use of the word “subsidize” by some town councillors.
The discussion centered on the use of fees, and specifically group memberships, at the Memorial Sports Centre.

Boundless?

Dear editor:
When the Town of Fort Frances decided to brand itself as “Boundless,” I had no idea it was referring to articles of clothing.
I am assuming B93 The Border is a reliable source when reporting on its website that last Tuesday, an application for a “adult entertainment parlour” licence was approved—without debate.

Dismayed

Dear editor:
I read with dismay the article in the Daily Bulletin on Jan. 13 in regards to killing the Canada geese that live along the waterfront and by the water tower in Fort Frances.
I can’t believe this even would be considered!
As many people know, I run, walk, or cycle along the waterfront pathway, including at the Seven Oaks and Point area, almost every day in the summer.

Democratic?

Dear editor:
During the last four-year term of council, myself and many others were dissatisfied with the representation we got from our reeve and council.
We waited out the four years and [then] exercised our democratic right by voting them out and a new council in.

More questions

Dear editor:
I, as well as the taxpayers of Fort Frances, would desire to see the [town] budget to be a bit more transparent.
An item of concern is the resulting condition of Front Street, its surface drainage condition, and attitude towards repairs to same.

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