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Letter to the Editor

Poor decision

Dear editor:

I am in agreement with Roy Avis, our mayor of 12 years (three consecutive terms) and a successful business owner.

Roy Avis has stated, “Now is not the right time for another residential development.”

Not the case

Dear editor:

As a snowplow driver, I would like to express my concerns over some drivers lack of understanding of a left-hand turn signal on a plow truck.

There seems to be a misunderstanding that a left-hand signal means to pass a snowplow. This is not the case!

Clear snow

Dear editor:

Winter can be very icy and there are many ways to prevent it. [But] the streets are unacceptable, forcing people to go to big box stores instead of small businesses.

Incomprehensible

Dear sir:

As a teacher with the Rainy River District School Board, I became used to hearing a certain refrain: “There's no money.”

As jobs were cut, as programs were cut back or eliminated, as the resources available were diminished and eroded, we heard the same song, “There's no money.”

Grateful

Dear editor:

I want to thank everyone for their generous donations of money, food, and supplies that were given to the “Loaves and Fishes” soup kitchen in 2017.

The people and businesses in Rainy River District are so willing to help when they see a need.

Taking flak

Dear editor:

As a board member of the Sister Kennedy Senior Centre, I have been taking a lot of flak about the name change.

First of all, I was never aware the name change was the goal of three, and maybe four, members of this board.

The sole objective with the new sign was to clearly state the building was a town-owned senior centre. Not to remove “Sister.”

Re-opening debate

Dear editor:

To say I am upset would be an understatement regarding the hasty name change at the Sister Kennedy Centre, now officially named the Fort Frances Senior Centre.

For this change to be reverted means it being brought back to the council table for another vote and must have special circumstances to do so.

Blindsided

Dear editor:

For just over two years, the Emo Child Care Centre board, a volunteer, non-profit organization, has been working on a strategy to address the lack of licensed child care options in the Emo, Barwick, and Stratton area.

So very proud

Dear editor:

As the holiday season draws to a close, I want to take a moment to thank the Choraliers for making my Christmas so special.

What a great group of people! I am extremely proud of each and every member!