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Letter to the Editor

Rethink amendment

Dear editor:

I am a resident of the Fort Frances area and formerly of Fort Frances. I also am a wood hauler in this district.

Town council's decision the amend Traffic Control Bylaw 21/14 to prohibit heavy truck parking on Scott Street is troubling.

Is anybody listening?

Dear editor:

The press release by Riverside announcing the “nixing” of X-ray service in Emo expresses thanks to those sharing their perspectives.

Ironically, the LHIN was informed and the press release was handed out before the meeting with Riverside. Any comments or questions we had were made after the fact.

There was no “working together.”

Different age

Dear editor:

This in reference to your article in the Fort Frances Times two weeks ago, where your reporter was given all the information about the new addition to your town's business section.

Knowing nothing about marijuana (or pot if you use the vernacular), I find it interesting that we were overloaded with all the fine points of our new medicine.

So thankful

Dear Mike:

It is important that I let everyone know how thankful I am for all the people—young and old—who stepped forward to help make the annual Community Christmas Dinner a great success.

A special thank you goes to my husband and best friend, Gary Kielczewski, who is always ready to lend a helping hand—and he is a great cook, too!

Lending voice

Dear editor:

Paul Olsen’s letter to the editor in last week’s issue of the Fort Frances Times highlights why Canada needs to move on reconciliation.

He writes at length about my recent best-selling book called “An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy” but has never bothered to read the book.


Dear editor:

On Jan. 4, I drove to Winnipeg via the Baudette-Warroad route to get family to the airport there.

Highway 11 to Rainy River was in awful condition after the snowstorm that went through the area. I was glad to be driving in four-wheel drive with snow tires.

But after crossing into Minnesota, I found the highway to Warroad to be bare!

Spurious comments

Dear editor:

I take great exception to several of Shaun Loney’s statements regarding his book, “An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy,” because they are either very questionable, wrong, and even offensive.


Dear editor:

The “jeer” against Halal meat in last week’s “Cheers and Jeers” borders onto hate speech.

It was an outrageous insult to the Islamic community to print those words. The author and the editor have offended a small but growing group of our community.

Pure lunacy

Fort Frances Coun. Ken Perry must be applauded for his relentless efforts to highlight the ludicrous situation revolving around railroad taxation in Ontario.

As Coun. Perry repeatedly has pointed out in several letters to the editor over the past three weeks, Fort Frances currently receives just $3,623 annually from the CNR for right-of-way property taxes.

Dump ‘menu’

Dear editor:

Remember when a “menu” was something one drooled over while deciding what to order for dinner?

Today, the world of technology uses that word (menu) on electronic devices, supposedly to be helpful.

I am all for “helpful” and I have practised patience many times while waiting for a business call to be transferred to the proper site.