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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.

Help us, Santa

Dear Santa,

We’re not sure if “big kids” should be writing to you but we still believe in your spirit of giving, and there are a few things that we not only want but really need. We hope you might be able to help us.


Dear editor:

In recent months, many letters from Craig Nuttall, president of the local Progressive Conservative riding association, have appeared in area newspapers.

It seems Mr. Nuttall must be fearful of Frank Miclash’s pending success in the upcoming election. Only someone so fearful would twist words or inaccurately misrepresent someone else’s policy or position.


Dear sir:

Three weeks ago, I had lunch in Fort Frances at a restaurant and when I came out, I got in my truck and drove off—not knowing there was anything different about it.

I went to Sid Asselin’s to pay a bill and when I came out to my truck, there were some people there. They had noticed a white mark on the front fender.

Throw aside partisan opinions

Dear editor,

This past week, I had the privilege of attending the Premier’s Conference on the Economy: Jobs and Prosperity Ontario in the New Millennium, which brought together individuals from business, labour, Métis and First Nations communities, municipal and provincial government, and non-government organizations from all sectors of our region.

Good Samaritans

Dear sir:

I would like to thank some good Samaritans.

My daughter, Amy, and I were in an accident on our way to Thunder Bay during the snowstorm on Nov. 10. We slid off the road and hit a rock cut.

Paid operators needed

Dear sir:

I have been told our local snowmobile club has purchased a new groomer. Now I wonder how many businessmen would put a bunch of inexperienced operators on this machine if it was their own piece of machinery, or even a few different operators—not qualified—to run it?

Selfish vibes abound

I am writing this letter in response to letters to the editor and accompanying articles which appeared in local papers dealing with the movement of minor hockey players between Rainy River and Baudette, Mn.

Petty gossip

Dear editor:

I am enraged at the Fort Frances Times because of the “court news.”

Where do you get the nerve to spread someone’s wrong-doing in the local paper for everyone to gawk at.

In response

Dear sir:

In response to the letters last week by Mrs. Leonard and Mr. Medicine on why one fish and game law is needed. If they don’t see why, then there is not much use in trying to make them see why.

Simply put, one law is needed for the conservation of our fish and wildlife. Here are a couple of reasons why fish and game laws should be for everyone: