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Letter to the Editor

Works for me

Dear editor:

The “Dial a Ride” is working. I’m picked up at my residence and let off at my destination, or visa versa, on the hour in the east end and after the hour in the west end.

And the price is right.

All you need to give is 15 minutes’ notice, just time to get your hat and coat. It also runs on Saturdays and Sundays, that’s better than the bus.

Questionable savings

Dear editor:

What has happened to democracy in Ontario? The Harris government continues to bulldoze over the people of Ontario.

Bill 136 and the proposed teachers’ legislation will give the government complete control of the education system and the personnel who work within it.

Warning needed

Dear sir:

On Friday, Aug. 7, 1997 at 10 p.m., I received a speeding ticket inside Fort Frances town limits. The ticket was for doing 78 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Wrong priorities

Dear sir:

Provincial budget cuts and “mega week” downloading create tough economic times for every taxpayer. Service cuts are now affecting those who can least afford these cuts (seniors, poor, the disabled). Regular and necessary services are being taken away from those who not only rely on these services but depend on them for their independent living.


It is with great sadness the family of Jean Martens announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997.

She was born in Fort William, Ont. on June 7, 1921. She attended school in Fort William, and worked at the Canada Car there during the war.

Helping hands

Dear sir:

Quick reaction by a group of residents, fishermen and passers-by averted what could have turned into a major fire on Clearwater Lake on Thursday, Aug. 7 around 2 p.m.

Halfway there

To the editor:

While on the bus back to Winnipeg, my daughter, Stephanie, woke up and asked the question, “How much longer before we get there?”

I said, “We’re halfway there." She said, "Well then, I’ll count to see how long before we get there.” Well, she stopped counting at 1,100. She said that it took too long. And the trip was still two hours.