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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.

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.

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.