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Letter to the Editor

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.

Making a difference

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.

Vote carefully

Dear sir:

I would like to take a bit of space in your paper to say a few words to the electors.

First, I am pleased to see that we are having real elections in Fort Frances. There is some competition for each position. This is good—it means that the citizens are aware that competition in elections makes for true democracy.

No comparison

To the editor,

Just a few lines in regards to Arlene Georgeson's letter in last week's paper (Oct. 29) about the transit system which was discontinued.

Unless you, Arlene, were dependent on the bus for transportation, and unless you had to use it like all the seniors did, you cannot possibly have any idea how it affected people to have it taken away.

My story

Dear editor:

Recent letters to the editor concerning Bill 160 have been written by teachers who have been in the game for a while. I thought the public might be interested to hear what a first-year teacher had to say.

Looking for roots

Dear editor:

I am researching my family history and would like to ask your readers for their assistance.

I am searching for information on my grandmother, Christina Beatrice Mosher, who was born on Feb. 23, 1897 in Fort Frances, Ont. Her mother's name was Christina Crowe and her father's name was Daniel Mosher.

Gambling a disease

Dear sir:

On Nov. 10, during the municipal election, we, the voters of Fort Frances, will be given the opportunity to stop the proliferation of gambling in Fort Frances. We will be asked if we support video lottery terminals (VLTs) and the establishment of a charitable gaming club in our community.

Wright

To the editor,

In regard to the letter from Arlene Georgeson. I wonder when you had to depend on the bus.

Personally, I used it a lot and I do not remember one time when there wasn't at least six-eight on that bus when I got on.

And I wasn't the first to get on; nor the last.

Who to believe?

Dear sir

Last week, a news conference was held at Queen's Park by Ernie Eves, the minister of finance for the Government of Ontario. Mr. Eves stated that education spending has remained steady for the past two years.

He referred to drastic government cuts to education spending as a “myth.”