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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.

Real blessing

Hello:

I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for our MP, Don Rusnak, for taking a trip to Israel.

Israel, although small, is an important country in the world. It constantly is in the news and has endured much hostility from other countries.

Not worth cost

Dear editor:

Town council is letting us down by even considering the removal of traffic lights just to save a few hundred dollars, especially near an elementary school.

A four-way stop makes it even more dangerous for children to cross.

Reconsider cut

Dear Mike:

This letter is, in part, a response to Coun. Doug Kitowski's question in the Feb. 22 issue of the Fort Frances Times headlined: “Library hours may be reduced.”

Yes, Coun. Kitowski, there is something special about our library! In fact, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre is special in so many different ways that it is difficult to know where to begin.

Reunion in works

Dear editor:

This seems to be the year for celebrations: Canada's 150th birthday and Elizabeth's 65 years as our Queen.

Sixty-five years ago, there was the building of the '52 Canadians Arena and our own Fort Frances Canadians won the coveted Allan Cup in this new arena. The present St. Mary's Church was built that year, as well.

Broken a promise

Dear editor:

Kenora MP Bob Nault says the federal government gave electoral reform “a good go” and that there was no consensus.

Wrong. A consensus of Canadians does want to change the electoral system.

Oozed hypocrisy

Dear sir:

It is always amusing to read the press releases from the Rainy River District School Board and the one published on Feb. 8 (“Student access to libraries enhanced”) was no exception.

It is always a question not of what are they revealing, but of what they are trying to hide. This one just oozed hypocrisy.

Opening dialogue

Dear editor:

I'm writing in response to the letter to the editor from Gordon Woollard in the Wednesday, Feb. 1 edition of the Times. My name is Angela and I am one of the owners of Rainy River Cannabis Collective (R.R.C.C.)

First, I would like to thank Mr. Woollard for taking the time to write in, opening a dialogue as I'm sure many folks around the area have questions.

Confused

Dear editor:

This letter is being written (uberimmae fidei) in looking for a response.

Having lived in this community for 61 years, I will start off with a visa.

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.”