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Letter to the Editor

Reunion in works

Dear editor:

This seems to be the year for celebrations: Canada's 150th birthday and Elizabeth's 65 years as our Queen.

Sixty-five years ago, there was the building of the '52 Canadians Arena and our own Fort Frances Canadians won the coveted Allan Cup in this new arena. The present St. Mary's Church was built that year, as well.

Broken a promise

Dear editor:

Kenora MP Bob Nault says the federal government gave electoral reform “a good go” and that there was no consensus.

Wrong. A consensus of Canadians does want to change the electoral system.

Oozed hypocrisy

Dear sir:

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.

Opening dialogue

Dear editor:

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.

Confused

Dear editor:

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.

Rethink amendment

Dear editor:

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.

Is anybody listening?

Dear editor:

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.”

Different age

Dear editor:

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.

So thankful

Dear Mike:

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!

Lending voice

Dear editor:

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.