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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.

One law for all

Dear sir:

Recently in a couple of stores, I saw baby or small walleyes for sale.

Being a commercial fisherman, I was interested in knowing where these small fish came from and who had caught them. I was told they were caught by native fishermen.

Double standard

Dear sir:

This letter is in response to the article published in last Wednesday’s Times regarding the bylaw extension for walking dogs along the waterfront.

As a responsible dog owner who does pick up the mess, it is a shame that certain individuals have destroyed a privilege that a lot of Fort Frances citizens appreciate.


Dear sir:

Did you watch the Emo July 1 fireworks?

With everyone anxiously waiting for dusk, I told my three-year-old great-grandson that people will say “Ahhh” and “Ohhh” when the fireworks start.

After the last bang, I asked, “Did you like it?” His reply: “Wow!”

Emo fireworks 1998—wow!


Tina Visser

Emo, Ont.

Good job


Our town can take great pride in our parks and cemeteries, there are none better. The hard working staff keep them clean, trimmed, and beautiful. The cemeteries are a mass of colourful flowers, in spite of warm, then cold, and now hot weather. The council should know that the money is well spent. It makes Fort Frances a better place to live.

Thank you,

Ron Helliar

Eleonore Scheirer

Eleonore Scheirer, 87, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 14, 1998.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1911 in Austria to the late Wilhelm and Katherine Kitsch.

Misleading and offensive

Dear editor:

Recently, the media has featured some reports concerning the travel and accommodation expenses of members of the Ontario Legislature.

Unfortunately, some of the media coverage left the impression that MPPs do not have to submit expense claims or receipts to substantiate their travel and accommodation expenses.