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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.

State of disgrace

Dear sir:

I am writing to address the present state of the Fort Frances Sportsplex.

I have been using gyms/sports complexes regularly for about 15 years now, have done some personal training, and worked as an instructor at a sports complex in Thunder Bay for about three years.

Financial atrocity

Dear sir:

After another year of Liberal rule in Ottawa, and bi-weekly episodes from our MP extolling the virtues of his government, I hope, Mr. Editor, that the other side of the coin can be looked at by the public.

Finance minister Paul Martin, in his spring budget, reflects the so-called elimination of the “yearly deficit.”

Dim future

Dear editor:

When the phrase “board amalgamation” was first heard, and eventually thrust on us, some primary concerns were:

•how would it affect the present quality of education our students now receive?

•what impact would it have on the present employees of the board? and


Doug McIntosh passed away Saturday, July 4, 1998 in Chilliwack, B.C. He was born June 26, 1940 in Sleeman, Ont. to the late Hugh and Lil McIntosh.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gladys (Tolton); brother, Lawrence and wife, Margaret, of Vernon, B.C.; and nephew, David.


Michael Howard Ossachuk, of 2816 Dublin Bvld., Colorado Springs, Co., passed away Friday, July 3, 1998 at Canon City, Co. He was born Oct. 11, 1962 in Fort Frances, Ont.

He grew up in Fort Frances, and went to school there through grade 11. He also attended Rainy River Community College in International Falls, Mn., graduating with an A.A. degree.


After her lengthy, heroic struggle with cancer, Stephanie Dale Carroll, eight, peacefully passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on Thursday, July 2, 1998.

She was a very giving and caring little lady who touched the hearts and souls of everyone who came into contact with her.

She was born Sept. 22, 1989 in Fort Frances, Ont.


In Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital, in the company of family members, Wilf Book passed away June 30, 1998 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 80 years of age.

Wilf began his teaching career in 1938 in MacGregor, Man. and subsequently taught in MacGregor, Carberry, Bowsman, and Swan River before moving to Fort Frances, Ont.