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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.

Parking woes

Dear editor:

I would like to make a comment regarding the letter in last week’s Times regarding the parking situation at Rainycrest.

I was the unfortunate recipient of the gentleman’s wrath during the short time my wife was in Rainycrest and I was making my daily visit to her.

Take energy forward

Dear editor:

I’d like to address some of the recent comments around the market square and the fort idea.

First of all, it’s good to see so many people willing to share their thoughts. It quickly becomes clear how passionate our residents are about their community and where it is headed; and truly that’s not a great surprise.

Ramp needed

Dear editor:

I am writing as a concerned handicapped driver and citizen.

For the past three years, I have been a regular daily visitor parking at Rainycrest. It immediately became obvious that the handicapped parking was “for the birds.”

Chime in

Dear editor:

I am writing this letter to the editor in protest to the concerned citizen who felt it was necessary to contact the police regarding my 10-and-a-half year-old son delivering his paper routes 33A, 33B, and 34.

Saluting nurses

Dear editor:

In celebration of National Nurses Week, Riverside Health Care would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to our entire nursing staff.

La Verendrye General Hospital, Emo Health Centre, Rainy River Health Centre, and Rainycrest Long-Term Care, as well as our community programs, are privileged to have such dedicated registered nurses and registered practical nurses.

Narrow minds

Dear editor:

This is a response to the “Scandalous” letter you published on April 27.

What I find “disheartening” about this letter is that still today in 2016, we have people who still have such narrow minds. It’s unfortunate that it is still frowned upon to dress your male child in pink due to the misconception of a gender stereotype.

Shame on you

Dear editor:

I am writing this in response to the letter entitled “Scandalous” in your paper last week.

While I am not here to dispute Mr. Johnson’s claims, as it is my belief that such ignorance and bigotry is inarguable, I am here to say shame on you for printing such hate speech and giving this man a platform from which he can spew his horrendous nonsense.