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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.

Mystified

< B>Dear sir:

This is a letter to acknowledge and thank the many people I had the pleasure of working with in the 12 years I was a member of the Emo Library board.

Something in the water?

< B>Dear sir:

I noted in last Friday’s Bulletin that John Harrison has been made manager of Abitibi-Consolidated’s mill in Thunder Bay.

There are roughly 50 paper mills in Canada and currently five of these mills, or 10 percent of the total, are managed by people who are from Fort Frances, all of whom achieved this lofty level of success relatively young.

Dismaying response

To the editor:

On Dec. 27, a social took place at the Memorial Arena. In spite of weeks of signage around the area and advertisements on Channel 9, in the Fort Frances Times, and on CFOB, the event was far from a success.

Old memories

Dear “Times Friends”:

I’m writing to renew my subscription and to thank you for keeping me in touch with Fort now that I live in Windsor.

Empty promise?

To the editor:

At the council meeting Monday night, Coun. Dave Bourgeault questioned S/Sgt. Hugh Dennis as to whether anything could be done to help the kids hanging out around the pool hall.

These kids complained of having nothing to do.

Old memories

Dear “Times Friends”:

I’m writing to renew my subscription and to thank you for keeping me in touch with Fort now that I live in Windsor.

Dropping support

Dear sir:

The second-annual ice fishing derby is scheduled to take place in March.

It was advertised as promoting business in the community of Fort Frances but there are businesses that have not been paid for last year’s services.

Egan letter

Dear sir:

As a follow-up to my letter in last week’s Times, here are several points I’d like to make with regards to the meeting of the arena user groups held earlier this month:

oIt was likened to a game of charades. Nothing could be changed to accommodate the users because all decisions had been made previously, unilaterally, by the town.

About face?

Dear sir:

I have been following the actions of town council with regards to the new ice facility since former Coun. George Blanc told “Ice for Kids” representatives and town citizens to raise $500,000 so a two-sheet facility could be built using the Dakota (St. Vital) building as a model.