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:
- All letters must be signed, and the name of the write will be printed with all letters published.
- 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.
- Letter will not be accepted from people outside the local coverage area unless the letters are written on a topic of primarily local interest.
- If a letter attacks another individual or group, the Times will allow a response in the same edition.
- Letters should not exceed 300 words and may be edited for length and content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.