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Letter to the Editor

Thanks

Dear sir:

To the Hydro crew from Fort Frances.

We would like to thank you very, very much for helping restore the electricity to our small town of Elma, Ont.

We know that you travelled a long way from Northern Ontario to help their fellow countrymen. We hope that you will soon be done so you can go home to your family and friends who surely do miss you all.

This is your land

Dear sir:

There appears to be an opinion in this part of the district that if more of Northwestern Ontario’s forest land is designated as protected area as a result of the “Lands for Life” consultation process currently in progress, we will be conceding to the desires of the greater eastern population while creating economic difficulties here in the north.

Station memories sought

Dear sir:

In many of our small towns, and even in our larger ones, the railway station was long the hub of activity. We went there to listen to news wire, to meet other townspeople, or to hang around waiting for the next train.

We greeted long-lost relatives, and said goodbye to those who were leaving. The station was our gateway to the outside; our economic lifeline.

Anthem thoughts

Sir:

In reference to “Moving with Mike" (Jan. 21), I think Mike should take a look at any dictionary and see that an "anthem” is certainly not classed as anything other than a song of praise or devotion.

Station memories sought

< B>Dear sir:

In many of our small towns, and even in our larger ones, the railway station was long the hub of activity. We went there to listen to news wire, to meet other townspeople, or to hang around waiting for the next train.

Focus on healing

< B>Dear sir:

With the end of the century, changes are impacting everything in our country, no matter which political party is in power, and there will always be a group or groups griping about what was in the past.

The forces driving change are bigger than political ideology, they reach everywhere and effect everything. They also signal opportunity.

Mystified

< B>Dear sir:

This is a letter to acknowledge and thank the many people I had the pleasure of working with in the 12 years I was a member of the Emo Library board.

Something in the water?

< B>Dear sir:

I noted in last Friday’s Bulletin that John Harrison has been made manager of Abitibi-Consolidated’s mill in Thunder Bay.

There are roughly 50 paper mills in Canada and currently five of these mills, or 10 percent of the total, are managed by people who are from Fort Frances, all of whom achieved this lofty level of success relatively young.