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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.

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.

Support football

Dear Mr. Behan:

Did you know that the Fort Frances High School football team is the longest-running school team the high school has ever had?

I didn't know that, either, until just recently—and I'm hoping that long-running history will continue.

Astonished

Dear editor:

The Town of Fort Frances is looking to cut back and save money, yes?

To what advantage is removing [and replacing] the perfectly good sidewalks at the Civic Centre?

Our town's sidewalks in other areas are atrocious and either being removed or just spray-painted.

Will someone answer this letter?

Respectfully,

Ken Grynol

Fond memories

Dear Mr. Editor:

I am writing this letter to express how disappointed we are with the Ministry of Natural Resources' decision to close Boffin Lake to overnight camping.

My family and I have used that same spot for the past 18 years for our family's holidays. In that time, we have formed many friendships and have a lot of great memories there.

Disappointed

Mr. Editor:

I was disappointed to see that the OPP press release, headlined “Two teens charged in goat killing,” had been relegated to page A3 of the April 12 edition of the Fort Frances Times and did not include the names of those involved; even though both the Thunder Bay and Winnipeg newspapers did name these young men.

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.