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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.

Dying for tax cuts

Dear sir:

In an “open letter” to local MPs Don Rusnak and Bob Nault, published in the Sept. 13 edition of the Fort Frances Times, local Conservative Doug Judson continued his unfair and duplicitous tirade against Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Why he chose to write an “open letter” to federal MPs to complain about a provincial premier is not readily apparent.

Unexpected treasure

Dear Mike:

My husband and I were out walking by the river this afternoon [last week] when something in one of the flower beds by the marina caught my eye—a brightly-coloured rock lay in stark contrast to the dark earth.

My husband and I both admired the rock that was painted with a beautiful water scene.

Rife with bias

Dear editor:

Re: Pesticides are killing more than bees [an article by Mia Rabson of the Canadian Press that appeared in the Sept. 19 edition of the Daily Bulletin].

Making a difference

Dear editor:

We've come a long way from where “it used to be,” when the warehousing of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities was painfully routine.

The Province of Ontario closed institutional facilities and provided opportunities for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to enjoy living in their communities.

Ill-conceived policies

Dear editor:

Please accept this open letter to Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak and Kenora MP Bob Nault:

Over the past several weeks, I have heard from countless voters in the Kenora and Rainy River districts who have asked why the Liberals are against small businesses and family-run enterprises.

Replace dam

Dear editor:

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is back visiting the dam at Esox Lake and their approach to it is the same as in 2003.

No photo-op

Dear sir:

Something needs to be said in response to the miserable article that the Wynne Liberals are sinking Ontario which appeared in the Aug. 16 edition of the Times.

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.