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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:

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville sincerely thank the community for providing the many coats and accessories that were distributed during our annual coat giveaway.

Many thanks to the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau for the use of the hall and thanks to McTaggarts for the coat racks.

Two-way street

Dear editor:

Borderland Pride wishes to congratulate David Kircher, Raymond Roy, and Kathryn Pierroz on their election to the Rainy River District School Board.

Mutual respect

Dear editor:

I was deeply concerned about the tone of the Borderland Pride article endorsing certain school board candidates last week and am writing to counsel a note of caution.

Urging support for one's preferred candidate is to be expected, but they went so far as to “strongly discourage” voting for anyone they did not support in terms I found to be intimidating.

Taxation fairness

Dear editor:

With the upcoming municipal election, we cannot expect that a new mayor and an almost new-look council will reduce taxes in Fort Frances.

The need for revenue increases on a yearly basis. The cost of living in Ontario is expected to increase this year over three percent. This is considerably more that we have experienced in recent years.


Dear editor:

On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone who battled the weather and the road to enjoy an afternoon of good food and fellowship at our annual fall tea.

A big thank you, as well, to the membership who so willingly gave of their time and talents to make the tea possible.

Amazing families

Dear editor:

Oct. 15-21 is Foster Family Appreciation Week. This is our opportunity to celebrate and show gratitude to our foster families across Kenora-Rainy River District.

Drop the issue

Dear editor:

I am writing in regards to Dave Bourgeault's letter to the editor in the Oct. 10 issue of the Times. He once again brought up the “name change” issue regarding the senior centre.

Still peeved

Dear editor:

I am still upset over the official name change at the Sister Kennedy Centre and am quite surprised it never came back to the council table for reconsideration.

Perhaps the new council will consider doing so.

I never had a problem had the official name remained and then adding the new name to make it easier for out-of-town visitors to find the place.

Take action

Dear editor:

On Sept. 25, 2018, thousands of individuals, organizations, and institutions across the globe are taking actions for the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We have signed up at and joined the network, and want to encourage others to do the same.