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Letter to the Editor

Making a difference

Dear sir:

In the fall of 1995, we circulated a petition in Fort Frances and Northwestern Ontario. It was directed to the National Parole Board requesting that parole be denied to Neil Scott Soutar, convicted of brutally raping two young women in Fort Frances. At the time, he was the director of IVIK Youth Services here.

Martens letter

The editor:

I would like to respond to some of the letters that were published in the Nov. 6 “Bulletin.” The strike by the teachers in this area and in this province shows the very reason we need the provincial government to step in and put a stop to the problems that are in the system.

Paxson letter

Dear editor:

I have been following the on-going dilemma facing the board of education over the “multi-use” facility, and find it very disconcerting as well confusing.

Brown -Letter

Dear editor:

It is a sad commentary on our democratic society when one refrains from making public comment that runs counter to the apparent majority for fear of backlash or reprisals against one's children. However, after one week of the teacher's illegal strike and no end in sight, I have decided I have to comment.


Dear sir:

An open letter to Mike Harris, premier of Ontario.

This letter is sent to you in regards to the consultation meeting on Bill 152, held in Sault Ste. Marie on Oct. 28, 1997.


Dear editor:

To begin, I would like to thank a close friend of the family for telling me to write this letter. Without his insistence, I may never have had the courage to do this.


Dear sir:

An open letter to the Hon. David Johnson, minister of Education and Training, re: Bill 160—a bill to defraud the students of Ontario of their right to a quality education; a bill designed to concentrate fiscal and decision-making power in the hands of one man based in Toronto.

Poetic stance

Dear editor:

In the spirit of the season I have composed a little ditty. I'd be obliged if you all would print it. It goes kinda like this . . .

Dear Teacher

You are

Knowledge like a flowing well

Toughness like a turtle's shell

More courage than Hercules

Your kindness always come with ease

'Art'ful dodger

Dear sir:

The arts, including visual art, dance, drama and music now could be considered extras. The only subjects considered important are language, math and science–because they appear to be the only subjects that get people jobs. I have great fear for our students.