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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.

My apologies

Dear editor:

I have a correction to the article I submitted to your paper regarding events happening at Rainycrest.

Marcia Zeleny leads the group, “Singing With Friends.”

Marcia (King) Zeleny and I have been friends for 72 years. We were friends when she was Marcia Mihichuk, but she has been Marcia Zeleny for more than 20 years!

Action needed

Dear Mike:

This is a copy of a letter I sent to town council last week, which has been referred to a committee meeting possibly next Wednesday (Dec. 6) at 8:30 a.m.

If others have a similar complaint, call the town hall at 274-5323 and they can give you the phone number of Public Works to talk to Milt Strachan and/or Travis Rob.

Dear Mayor and Council:

Opposed process

To the editor:

While I am not one to take part in premature electoral posturing at a local level, Mr. Douglas Judson, the PC nomination hopeful from Fort Frances, shared a number of inaccurate and/or incomplete details in his letter to the editor last week.

'Lest we forget'

Dear editor:

On this day (Nov. 11, 2017), I read with sadness the fact that only 14 percent feel that Remembrance Day is “somewhat” important and eight percent feel it is not very important.

They don't seem to realize that if not for the brave men and women who fought and gave their lives for our freedom, they wouldn't have much choice in what they felt or believed in.

Phoning it in

Dear editor:

Sarah Campbell has the honour of representing the people of Kenora-Rainy River in the Ontario legislature.

She is paid $116,500 per year, plus a housing allowance, to do so. And yet, it is increasingly apparent she cannot be bothered to show up for work.

So blessed

Dear editor:

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville was blessed to receive so many coats, hats, mitts, and boots from this generous community.

They were distributed during our annual “coat drive” in late October.

Giant step

Dear editor:

On behalf of the “Friends” and staff of the Fort Frances Museum, I would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the sixth-annual fundraising gala at the museum on Nov. 2.

Your generous support of museum projects is greatly appreciated.

Generous

Dear editor:

On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone who attended out annual fall tea and enjoyed an afternoon of good food and fellowship.

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

Toss ISDS

Dear editor,

Lots of coverage has been devoted to Prime Minister Trudeau's trip to Washington, D.C. last week and what that means for the future of NAFTA, however, little attention has been given to the dramatic NAFTA lawsuit here in Canada.

Dead fish

Sir:

Regarding the recent virulent hostility to Sen. Lynn Beyak—her critics obviously do not understand that only dead fish drift with the stream.

Yours faithfully,

A.J. Mackintosh

Fort Frances, Ont.