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Letter to the Editor

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.


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.”


Dear sir:

An open letter to the Hon. David Johnson, minister of Education and Training, re: Bill 160—a bill to defraud the students of Ontario of their right to a quality education; a bill designed to concentrate fiscal and decision-making power in the hands of one man based in Toronto.


Dear editor:

To begin, I would like to thank a close friend of the family for telling me to write this letter. Without his insistence, I may never have had the courage to do this.

Local beef

Dear editor:

I was excited to see the brochure included in your paper in last Wednesday’s edition of the Fort Frances Times. It was advertising M & M Meats.

Great? Wrong! I was checking through all the ads and found something very disheartening—“New York-striploin steaks; cut from government-inspected New Zealand PS (Premium Steer) beef.”

Welcome for the wobbly

Dear sir:

I have joined the ranks of those in Fort Frances who may sometimes be seen wearing clergy shirts. Mine resembles our new police uniform shirts (black) so as not to be easily visible by night—only mine has a little target at the neck.