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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.

Overwhelming

Dear sir:

On Saturday evening, Jan. 24, La Place Rendez-Vous was the site of a benefit dinner for eight-year-old Stephanie Carroll, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in Winnipeg.

Save us a seat?!

Dear Fort Frances:

Hello from Calgary!

My lovely wife and I enjoy receiving the Times and reading about the grand structures your town is creating. Gosh, first a multi-use facility (sounds very complicated), then a state-of-the-art auditorium and now an Olympic-size arena!

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.