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Letter to the Editor

Missed the point

Dear editor:

In reply to the letter “Scandalous” from Mr. Jerome Johnson (Fort Frances Times, April 27).

Oh dear, Mr. Johnson . . . where have you been? Time and the world have moved on.

I am quite confident in suggesting that no parents of these children “forced” them to wear pink T-shirts on Wednesday, April 13—the day known in Canada as the “Day of Pink.”

Just ‘no’

Dear editor:

As I am writing this letter, my head is still swimming from the letter headlined “Scandalous.” I hardly know where, or how, to begin but I will certainly try.

I think the first thing that needs to be clarified is that the “Day of Pink” has nothing to do with sexuality, hetero or otherwise. It does, however, have everything to do with standing up to bullies.

Double-edged sword

Dear sir:

Reading last week’s press release from the Rainy River District School Board, headlined “Board disappointed by no agreement,” brought one no end of amusement.

The only question perplexing the reader would be whether Dianne McCormack, chair of the board, was permitted to read that mountain of mendacity before her name was affixed to it?


Dear Mr. Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local “Community Chest” for all they do in our area.

Without their help, both emotionally and financially, many of us would have added extra stress.

Thank you also to the volunteers and people who donate to this wonderful organization.

I am thankful I live in such an awesome community.


Dear editor:

On Wednesday, April 13, I observed four school buses with pink T-shirts fixed to the front grill. The word “Bully” was inscribed on them.

Later on, we drove by an elementary school, where the kids were having recess. Half the boys wore pink.

This was disheartening and scandalous.

More needs to be done

Dear editor:

We praise the federal government’s commitment to restore funding to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).

This is good news for science and for the environment. The ELA is the world’s leading freshwater living laboratory, helping to make Canada a world leader in protecting the natural world.

Where to begin?

Dear editor:

Where to begin? I refer to the Rainy River District School Board’s press release of April 19.

I have never read a more disingenuous, misleading, inaccurate press release. In one fell swoop, the board has managed to annoy, anger, and insult its secondary school teachers under the guise of purporting to invite the teachers back to the bargaining table.

Some inaccuracies

Dear Mike:

The Fort Frances Library Technology Centre would like to correct some inaccuracies in the letter submitted by Cathie Sinninghe on April 13/16.

We certainly appreciate Cathie’s letter and value her support and sentiments. Unfortunately, Cathy was misinformed regarding some of the staffing remarks that she mentioned.

Be heard

Dear editor:

I am asking for people to let their voices be heard regarding the important issue at our Memorial Sports Centre.

This is regarding an accessible change room for families of special needs or handicapped children, as well as those with young children.

As was so eloquently stated by Dave Erwin last week, this has been a problem there for at least 20 years.