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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.

Confront racism

Dear editor:

In a letter published last week, Nick Beyak has once again come to the breathless defence of his mother, Senator Lynn Beyak.

This follows her latest official reprisal—this time from the Senate Ethics Officer—and my subsequent comments on the matter at a meeting of Fort Frances town council.

Resign immediately

Dear editor,

It's never a good sign when you are chastised by an ethics commissioner and kicked out of your own party for intolerant views.

Senator Beyak's extremist and ill informed views aren't helpful in ensuring better social and economic First Nation outcomes.

Actions louder than words

To the editor,

As the son of Senator Lynn Beyak, a taxpayer, and business owner in Fort Frances, I was initially surprised to see the Senate Ethics Officer's inquiry mentioned in the municipal council meeting on March 25 by Councillor Doug Judson. 

Public education at risk

To the People

of Ontario,

Did you go to school? Chances are, the answer to that question is, “Yes!”

Did you get your education at a public school (Catholic schools included)? Chances are, the answer to that question is “Yes!”

In solidarity

Dear editor:

At the most recent meeting of the Kenora and District Labour Council (KDLC), the delegates discussed the current issues surrounding the sale of the Resolute mill in Fort Frances.

The KDLC stand in support of the town council and the citizens of Fort Frances and surrounding area in seeking the provincial government's intervention and assistance.

Critical step

Dear editor:

I am writing in support of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) recently passed by Fort Frances council.

I believe this is a critical step forward for the community as it allows for a permanent means of raising much-needed tourism marketing and infrastructure development funds without affecting the local taxpayer.

Of interest

Dear editor:

I was interested to see the Rolphton nuclear plant mentioned in the Budreau funeral announcement in last week's Times.

It seems to me that a lot of people would not know how this came about as an off-shoot of the nuclear plant at Chalk River.

Gender balance needed

Dear editor,

The theme for International Women's Day 2019 celebrated on March 8 of each year is #BalanceForBetter, which means we are working towards a world where gender balance will drive a better work experience.

Remiss

Dear editor:

I was at the special council meeting about the mill sale on Feb. 19 and there was no mention of Allan Bedard's deputation, which he supplied copies of to the mayor and all council members, in the write-up in the Feb. 21 edition of the Daily Bulletin, which I feel it is remiss of you not to report all the news unless it was an oversight on your part.