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Letter to the Editor

Shame

Dear sir:

I visit Fort Frances every summer to stay with my sister

However, this year in particular, I noticed the sharp contrast between entering into the U.S. and Canada.

As you emerge through customs into International Falls, the area is pleasant and well-maintained

Very sad

Dear editor:

My four-year-old son and I were walking down Scott Street last Wednesday afternoon and saw all of the trees laying across the road.

He was really upset about it and said he wanted to write a letter to the editor.

Dear workers,

Why did you cut down all those trees? Please stop cutting down the trees.

Utter claptrap

Dear Mike:

I'd like to take a minute to respond to last week's column from the publisher (“Don't be ashamed of our colonial past”).

If you'll recall, I've previously referenced your writings as utter claptrap. You've given me the opportunity to do so again, Mr. Publisher. Thanks.

Deep gratitude

Dear Mike,

I would like to give dozens of bouquets to the Boundary Waters dragon boat club.

On July 1, their club volunteered to give free rides to the general public.

My son has cerebral palsy and is legally blind but the club members were so gracious and generous. They assisted Zachary into and out of the boat.

Plenty of washrooms

Dear Mike,

As we progress through the stages of life, between middle age and elderly, it seems that the two most important things that occupy our time is when and where will we obtain our next meal and where is the closest washroom.

Kinda goes hand-in-hand these days. I know as I am also there.

Great night

Dear Mike:

As a parent of a recently-graduated Fort High Grade 12 student, I wanted to stop and say thanks to all those who made the 2017 “Chem-Free Grad” one of the best yet.

Almost 100 grads had a great post-graduation party from 10 p.m.-4 a.m.(!) filled with yummy food, great games, and fabulous prizes.

Major kudos

Dear editor:

I want to give major kudos to Cynthia Donald and her dedicated team for bringing back a wonderful day of fun and activities on July 1.

In spite of intermittent rain and a cool wind, everyone seemed to be wandering around, checking everything out at the Point.

Oppose name change

Dear editor:

As residents of Colonization Road West, we are writing to express our opposition to the proposal to rename it.

While we sympathize with those who find the name offensive, there is not a clear public consensus that “colonization” is, in fact, a racist or offensive term.

Spectacular display

Dear editor:

Our mayor mentioned that the July 1 fireworks would be better than ever. Well, he was totally right!

What a spectacular display it was! My vantage point was across from Rainy Lake Sports & Tackle and I had the perfect view!