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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.

Stories sought

Dear sir:

I am writing to request the assistance of your readers in compiling a book of general stories of our “Women of the War Years." These will be the stories of women who served with the Allied armed forces, as well as the "war brides” who married Canadian armed forces men serving overseas during World War I and World War II.

Effort appreciated

Dear sir:

We, as parents, should protest the provincial government's bid to control class size and reduce teachers' preparation time.

In their effort to cut costs, class sizes will increase and thereby the student-teacher ratio. Less time will be available for help and individual attention in class.

Questions to ask

Dear editor:

This is an open letter to everyone in the Rainy River District who is concerned about public education.

The current Ontario government has created larger school boards, leaving all of us with much less local representation and control.

Scrap Bill 160

Dear editor

Bill 160, the misnamed Education Quality Improvement Act, has now passed second reading in the Legislature. This omnibus education bill will gut existing laws that require certified teachers to deliver ministry-outlined programs in our schools.

Stories sought

Dear sir:

I am writing to request the assistance of your readers in compiling a book of general stories of our “Women of the War Years." These will be the stories of women who served with the Allied armed forces, as well as the "war brides” who married Canadian armed forces men serving overseas during World War I and World War II.

Two bills, one cause

Dear editor

The presidents and provincial executives of all the teacher affiliates from across the province met in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 25 to discuss Bill 160—the misnamed Education Quality Improvement Act.

Praise merited

Dear editor:

Foster families throughout the district are meeting a need that is greater than ever before. During Foster Family Week, Oct. 19-25, their contributions merit the highest recognition and praise.

Family and Children’s Services applaud the contributions that the 40 foster families provide to other families and children in crisis in our district.

No experience necessary?

Dear editor:

Not too long ago, I awoke to find a trickle of water coming from a broken shower head in my bathroom. I immediately decided that I needed a plumber.

When the hail storm damaged my roof, I called a carpenter with the skills to solve that problem. When my car starts making strange noises, I take it to a mechanic.

Lacking ‘intelligence’

Dear editor:

This past summer, while at the cabin with my young daughter, I had the pleasure of listening to CBC’s Vicki Gabareau. One interview in particular has stayed with me.

Gabareau was interviewing an American author, and they were discussing his research findings that could, in part, explain the education dilemma we now face in Ontario.

Warm hospitality

Dear sir:

It is with my greatest pleasure to submit this letter of thanks to the town of Fort Frances for the outstanding warmth and hospitality I had experienced during my stay.