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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.

Many thanks

Dear sir:

This past weekend, March 20-22, Tom Thumb minor hockey held a tournament in Fort Frances. The Times Tigers won the “A runner-up.” We’re proud to come in second out of 14 teams.


Dear sir:

This letter is in response to the announcement in Monday’s Bulletin, “Infant death investigated.”

First of all, the way this comes across to some people is harsh. Maybe whoever wrote this report up should stop and think of the families involved before they decide on their headlines.


Dear editor:

Since stirring up some negative feeling last week, I thought a bit of positive information would be appropriate for this week.

I would like to congratulate the road crew for Chapple for taking advantage of the weather and road conditions and hauling gravel to repair and fix up the roads.


Dear Mr. Behan:

Often, the relationship between schools and their neighbours is less than cordial. This is not the case at St. Michael’s School.

Be kind to each other

Dear sir:

The story of my life as I am, and as will be in the years to come . . . .

In 1973, a child was born into this world as it is. It is very rough back in the world we live in. There are some people in this wild world that don’t understand the different people in this town of Fort Frances.

Support needed

Dear sir:

Sometime ago, a letter had been written to you questioning whether anything could be done to “help the kids hanging around the pool hall,” since it appeared that those young persons complained of having nothing to do.


Murray McLean, 56, of 270 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998.

He was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Devlin, Ont. to the late Arnold and Helen McLean. Murray had worked as a surveyor for the Department of Highways, the Town of Fort Frances, and later for George Armstrong Ltd.