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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.

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.

KATHERINE (KATIE) BLISS

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk.

She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David W. Bliss in Mine Centre, Ont. In 1996, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

DOUG KELLY

Doug Kelly, 52, of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1997.

He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Sabaskong First Nation to the late Jim and Marion Kelly. Doug had lived all of his life in Sabaskong, and on Sept. 19, 1966 he was united in marriage to the former Lucille White.

ADRIENNE MCCULLOCH

Adrienne McCulloch, 65, of Barwick, Ont., passed away unexpectedly Aug. 9, 1997 while visiting in Grand Prairie, Alta.

Adrienne was a member of the Stratton United Church, where she helped with Sunday School when able.

Who’s leading who?

Dear editor:

From the article “Transit service here ready to roll" (July 16), it stated, "Meanwhile, Coun. Sharon Tibbs wanted to dispel rumours that council planned to cancel the handi-van service here.”

Favouritism abounds

Dear editor,

In comment to the article in last Wednesday’s paper, “Emo Speedway now forced to reduce driver payouts,” Sonny Ferris is complaining about low attendance in the stands and about the lack of interest surrounding the Emo Speedway.

Overwhelming

Dear sir:

We would like to congratulate the directors, committees, volunteers, and press personnel of the 1997 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on a job well done.

Being part of the tournament made us realize the many hours of hard work these people committed themselves to in order to make this event a great success.

Disappointed

Dear sir:

The following is part of a letter the Mid District High School Committee sent to the Minister of Environment and Energy.

Dear Hon. Sterling,

Now I know

Dear sir:

I’m writing in regard to the column by Mike Behan, “Moving With Mike,” in the July 16 issue of the Fort Frances Times.

Last Tuesday, July 22, I decided to try the “Dial-A-Ride Van.” I found it certainly wasn’t what I need. Here’s why: