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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.

Deep gratitude

Dear Mike,

I would like to give dozens of bouquets to the Boundary Waters dragon boat club.

On July 1, their club volunteered to give free rides to the general public.

My son has cerebral palsy and is legally blind but the club members were so gracious and generous. They assisted Zachary into and out of the boat.

Plenty of washrooms

Dear Mike,

As we progress through the stages of life, between middle age and elderly, it seems that the two most important things that occupy our time is when and where will we obtain our next meal and where is the closest washroom.

Kinda goes hand-in-hand these days. I know as I am also there.

Great night

Dear Mike:

As a parent of a recently-graduated Fort High Grade 12 student, I wanted to stop and say thanks to all those who made the 2017 “Chem-Free Grad” one of the best yet.

Almost 100 grads had a great post-graduation party from 10 p.m.-4 a.m.(!) filled with yummy food, great games, and fabulous prizes.

Major kudos

Dear editor:

I want to give major kudos to Cynthia Donald and her dedicated team for bringing back a wonderful day of fun and activities on July 1.

In spite of intermittent rain and a cool wind, everyone seemed to be wandering around, checking everything out at the Point.

Oppose name change

Dear editor:

As residents of Colonization Road West, we are writing to express our opposition to the proposal to rename it.

While we sympathize with those who find the name offensive, there is not a clear public consensus that “colonization” is, in fact, a racist or offensive term.

Spectacular display

Dear editor:

Our mayor mentioned that the July 1 fireworks would be better than ever. Well, he was totally right!

What a spectacular display it was! My vantage point was across from Rainy Lake Sports & Tackle and I had the perfect view!

Two concerns

Dear editor:

I have two things I am concerned about.

I just saw on Facebook that the town wants to cut down the beautiful trees on Scott Street. I did not see anything written in the newspaper about this.

When you look down the street from Pharmasave, our street is just beautiful.

Keep it up

Dear editor:

As a long-time resident of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, I would like to make a comment on the recent addition to beauty of our village.

You have probably heard that the Emo and District Lions Club was celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lions. They are not that many in number, but they have outdone their size many times.

Preparing ourselves?

Dear editor:

A prophecy update for western Ontario will include a note that sunspot activity is declining.

It is predictable that the atmosphere will cool as it did after 1400, 1600, 1800, and now we are in the 50 years after 2000.

A little Ice Age perhaps?

This will affect all of nature, man and beast, flowers and farms, and the cost of transport.

Voicing support

Dear editor:

I am writing to voice my support for the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission.

The commission has been struck to make recommendations to the provincial government about whether to create one or two additional electoral ridings out of the current ridings of Kenora-Rainy River and Timmins-James Bay.