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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Policies

All newspapers encourage letters to the editor and intend to print the opinions of their readers with as few restrictions as possible. The Fort Frances Times is no exception.

Rules governing letters to the editor in the Fort Frances Times are:

  1. All letters must be signed, and the name of the write will be printed with all letters published.
  2. The writer must submit his/her letter in person and satisfactory identify themselves, or submit a telephone number to be used to verify that the letter was actually written by the person whose name is included on it, delaying publication if necessary to make the verification.
  3. Letter will not be accepted from people outside the local coverage area unless the letters are written on a topic of primarily local interest.
  4. If a letter attacks another individual or group, the Times will allow a response in the same edition.
  5. Letters should not exceed 300 words and may be edited for length and content.

Saddled with debt

Dear editor,

I read with interest your article, “Conservative Candidate talks Federal Election,” by Sam Odrowski in the May 29. 2019 edition of the Fort Frances Times.

I felt the need to respond to the suggestion by the Conservative candidate, Linda Rydholm that the Harper/Scheer government was on the correct financial path.

Peace pipe sought

Dear editor,

I am writing this letter with faint hope and asking for assistance in attempt to find a peace pipe that belonged to my father.

My father was Walter Guppy. He was a resident of Rainycrest LTC facility, where he passed away Aug. 21, 2012. He was given a peace pipe and one of his final wishes was that this be passed along to my brother, Mark.

Be part of the solution

Dear editor,

Man has advanced far enough that we are now consuming our own garbage.

We've poisoned our creeks, rivers and lakes. I suppose our freshwater is all but safe, but it's safe to say our groundwater is polluted.

Animals and game of all sorts are being subjected to poisons at an alarming rate.

Open letter to Mayor Anderson

Dear Mayor

Bob Anderson,

How can one lead with their mind firmly closed?

I have asked myself this question many, many times since hearing your comments regarding the proclamation that Borderland Pride requested International Falls council pass leading up to Pride Week+ 2019.

Reflecting on D-Day

Dear editor,

On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment.

My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came.

I went into a nearby shed to disarm the grenades when one exploded, resulting in the loss of my right arm.

Festival thanks

Dear Editor,

I would like to take some space in your paper to thank the citizens from Fort Frances and the surrounding area who helped make our 79th Festival of the Performing Arts a wonderful success.

I also want to add a Huge thank you to our committee who work diligently from September to May.

Multi-trade school needed

Dear editor,

After the local Chamber of Commerce's AGM, Mayor Caul, Larry Fontana and I met with our MPP, who is also the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Greg Rickford and presented the following:

The Ontario Public School Board Association, in its 2019 submission to Minister Rickford's government indicated that:

Use your voice

Dear editor:

The April 24th edition of the Fort Frances times included an article about OPSEU's “Families Know Best Voyage,” a tour through the region to discuss autism services. I echo the concerns that OPSEU has expressed, specifically funding cuts, and would like to share my concerns about this issue.

Call to action

Dear Duane,

I was disappointed to read the jeer in the paper directed at local business owners for a letter of concern written to mayor and council.