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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.


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.


Don Cooper passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay, Ont. on June 27, 1998 at the age of 85.

Born in Manitoba, the family moved to Fort Frances, Ont. where he received his education.

In 1940, he married Sarah Jean Dick and they moved to Fort William. He worked at Can Car and Great Lakes Paper for 30 years.

Stand up and be heard

Dear sir:

Tomorrow (June 18) will be the most important outdoor recreation and potential economic impact day ever. Why? This is the day you are given the chance to voice your concerns in regards to how we will manage our forests and lakes.

Special school

Dear sir:

Thank you for the opportunity to publicly express my gratitude.

It is with mixed feelings that we are leaving the Rainy River District. We have met many wonderful people, enjoyed neighbours “second to none,” and played in one of our country’s most spectacular outdoor recreational areas.

Serious need

Dear sir:

I’d like to draw Health minister Elizabeth Witmer’s attention to the serious lack of services as to hemo-dialysis in this area.

Dear Mr. Editor:

Dear sir:

Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty?”

We recently saw a gentleman’s name and reputation dragged through the mud. The lady responsible for collecting the monies for these Nevada tickets had ’fessed up in January, 1997 in a letter to the editor. I believe she admitted it was her mistake. A very honourable thing to do.