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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.

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.

Paxson letter

Dear editor:

I have been following the on-going dilemma facing the board of education over the “multi-use” facility, and find it very disconcerting as well confusing.

Brown -Letter

Dear editor:

It is a sad commentary on our democratic society when one refrains from making public comment that runs counter to the apparent majority for fear of backlash or reprisals against one's children. However, after one week of the teacher's illegal strike and no end in sight, I have decided I have to comment.


Dear sir:

An open letter to Mike Harris, premier of Ontario.

This letter is sent to you in regards to the consultation meeting on Bill 152, held in Sault Ste. Marie on Oct. 28, 1997.


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.


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.