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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.


Dear editor:

We are writing this letter to warn your readers that, when buying over-the-counter medication, to check the expiry date both on the outer packaging and on the container inside.

Recently, after purchasing and using a common cough medication for a period of time without it being effective, the date on the bottle was checked. It had an expiry date of 1993.

Egan letter

Dear sir:

With regards to the meeting of the arena user groups, here are several points I’d like to make:

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.

Last farewell to Mother

To the editor:

You may remember me as Bob Cottam, the guy with the plaid tam that has become my trademark apparently. From time to time, I have written about numerous subjects, and I hope you, the readers, have found them interesting.

Arena must benefit all

Dear editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to write in reaction to the article which appeared in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Bulletin concerning whether or not the town should bring in a new “no-alcohol” policy for the planned ice rink auditorium.

Starting a trend

Dear Mr. Editor:

Your paper last week carried the obituary for Don McNabb, and I noticed it mentioned the fact that for some time he trucked milk to Kenora.

I would like to elaborate a little on this part of his life. This was in his younger days, in fact more than 40 years ago. Before that, no milk went from this district to Kenora.

Flemming letter

To the editor:

This letter is being read by the people of the Rainy River District after the municipal elections and our students are back in back to TVOntario!

Making a difference

Dear sir:

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.

Martens letter

The editor:

I would like to respond to some of the letters that were published in the Nov. 6 “Bulletin.” The strike by the teachers in this area and in this province shows the very reason we need the provincial government to step in and put a stop to the problems that are in the system.