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Letter to the Editor

Taxation fairness

Dear editor:

With the upcoming municipal election, we cannot expect that a new mayor and an almost new-look council will reduce taxes in Fort Frances.

The need for revenue increases on a yearly basis. The cost of living in Ontario is expected to increase this year over three percent. This is considerably more that we have experienced in recent years.

Generous

Dear editor:

On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone who battled the weather and the road to enjoy an afternoon of good food and fellowship at our annual fall tea.

A big thank you, as well, to the membership who so willingly gave of their time and talents to make the tea possible.

Amazing families

Dear editor:

Oct. 15-21 is Foster Family Appreciation Week. This is our opportunity to celebrate and show gratitude to our foster families across Kenora-Rainy River District.

Drop the issue

Dear editor:

I am writing in regards to Dave Bourgeault's letter to the editor in the Oct. 10 issue of the Times. He once again brought up the “name change” issue regarding the senior centre.

Still peeved

Dear editor:

I am still upset over the official name change at the Sister Kennedy Centre and am quite surprised it never came back to the council table for reconsideration.

Perhaps the new council will consider doing so.

I never had a problem had the official name remained and then adding the new name to make it easier for out-of-town visitors to find the place.

Take action

Dear editor:

On Sept. 25, 2018, thousands of individuals, organizations, and institutions across the globe are taking actions for the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We have signed up at http://www.act4sdgs.org/register/ and joined the network, and want to encourage others to do the same.

Affront to humanity

Dear sir:

I have been somewhat perturbed by the reaction of the media in reference to the recent diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

I am not referring to the Fort Frances Times. But throughout the news industry, in TV, radio, newspapers, and the internet, the reaction appears to be the same.

Outstanding work

Dear Mike:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the partners and sponsors of the Stewardship Rangers Program.

I wish to draw attention to the outstanding work of the ranger teams that participated in the pine marten nesting box project this summer.