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Letter to the Editor

Let’s be heard!

Dear sir:

I’m really too busy to have to deal with this right now but I can’t sit back and watch our education system go down the toilet. Now that John Snobelen is out of the picture, we can’t use him as a scapegoat any more but now we have to turn our attention to the real source of the problem, which is Premier Harris.

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.

Grave doubts

Dear sir:

I was disappointed after our talk that there was no mention of the subject of the MPP pension buy-out in the last edition of the Times. I believe the public has a right to know how their money is spent so I ask you to publish this letter.

Stories sought

Dear sir:

I am writing to request the assistance of your readers in compiling a book of general stories of our “Women of the War Years." These will be the stories of women who served with the Allied armed forces, as well as the "war brides” who married Canadian armed forces men serving overseas during World War I and World War II.

Effort appreciated

Dear sir:

We, as parents, should protest the provincial government's bid to control class size and reduce teachers' preparation time.

In their effort to cut costs, class sizes will increase and thereby the student-teacher ratio. Less time will be available for help and individual attention in class.

Questions to ask

Dear editor:

This is an open letter to everyone in the Rainy River District who is concerned about public education.

The current Ontario government has created larger school boards, leaving all of us with much less local representation and control.

Scrap Bill 160

Dear editor

Bill 160, the misnamed Education Quality Improvement Act, has now passed second reading in the Legislature. This omnibus education bill will gut existing laws that require certified teachers to deliver ministry-outlined programs in our schools.

Stories sought

Dear sir:

I am writing to request the assistance of your readers in compiling a book of general stories of our “Women of the War Years." These will be the stories of women who served with the Allied armed forces, as well as the "war brides” who married Canadian armed forces men serving overseas during World War I and World War II.

Two bills, one cause

Dear editor

The presidents and provincial executives of all the teacher affiliates from across the province met in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 25 to discuss Bill 160—the misnamed Education Quality Improvement Act.

Praise merited

Dear editor:

Foster families throughout the district are meeting a need that is greater than ever before. During Foster Family Week, Oct. 19-25, their contributions merit the highest recognition and praise.

Family and Children’s Services applaud the contributions that the 40 foster families provide to other families and children in crisis in our district.