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.
The interruption of the X-ray service at the Emo Health Centre indicates a serious decline in our health-care facility.
It results in lack of service to Emo, Barwick, Chapple, Stratton, Finland, Nestor Falls, and Devlin, the First Nations at Manitou Rapids, Onegaming, and Northwest Bay, as well as eight schools and the New Gold mine.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, in their ignorant wisdom, has decided that the Emo Health Centre should do without an X-ray machine.
Doctors need said machines and so do the people of the Golden Age Manor, which is attached to the hospital, who have a hard time getting to Fort Frances.
This letter would be more appropriately addressed to the publisher as Jim Cumming is due a big thank you from me for running his column last week about railroad taxation (or lack thereof) in Ontario.
So Jim, thanks.
I would like to comment on the letter submitted in this last week’s Fort Frances Times by Mary Curtis regarding the Riverside board meeting held in the boardroom of the Emo Health Centre.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. held an open board meeting Nov. 3 in the boardroom of the Emo Health Centre.
A large number of concerned citizens attended regarding the interruption in X-ray services since April at the Emo Health Centre.
Thanks to all the generous people who donated the hats, mitts, boots, scarves, and coats.
Thanks to Richard from McTaggarts for the racks we need, to the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau for the use of the hall, and to B93 and the Fort Frances Times for advertising for us.
I was very sad to read that the Rainy River Record will be ceasing publication.
The paper was a link to the town where I was born and grew up and like many others who no longer live in the area, the Record provided news of the area and people that I still have affection for.
On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy an afternoon of good food and fellowship at our annual fall tea.
Also a big thank-you to the membership who so willingly gave of their time and talents to make the tea possible.
This past Saturday I had the chance to play in my first-ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament and I had such a blast, I felt I needed to send out a big “thank you” to Kevin Gemmell and Rainy River First Nations for hosting this great event.