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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.

Scrapping sex-ed bad idea

Dear editor,

I was dismayed when I read the news that Doug Ford will be scrapping Ontario's new LGBTQ friendly sex-ed curriculum, during Pride Week, after already failing to show up for the Toronto Pride Parade.

If we had any doubts about Ford's homophobia, let them be laid to rest.

Grateful to the Lord

Dear editor,

Good day, sir. I was reading last week's Fort Frances Times and checking out all the various happenings, and some of these things with all the letters and numbers looked quite interesting to me. I was thinking it was some totally new invention.

Please thank them

Dear editor:

Another great July 1 celebration in Fort Frances—despite the unfavourable weather conditions beginning the day and continuing into the early afternoon.

When the events at the Point got underway, the people started coming to enjoy the many activities prepared by Cynthia Donald, Joyce McCormick, Cathy Richards, and their awesome team of workers.


Dear editor:

Thanks for the fine story about the Canadian Open five-pin bowling championships in Gatineau, PQ.

Kudos to the writer!


Ray Marco

Dunmore, Alta.


Dear editor:

In reading last Wednesday's issue of the Fort Frances Times, I noted with great interest the letter to you from Randy Wilde.

This letter impressed me deeply. Mr. Wilde did an excellent job of comparing Doug Ford with Donald Trump.

Shudder to think

Dear editor:

When I listen to Doug Ford, I hear Donald Trump and shudder to think what will be left of our province should they [the Progressive Conservatives] assume power.

After listening to the leaders' debate [held May 27], all I heard from Doug Ford was that he was going to make Ontario great again and blaze a new trail for everyone. No explanation on method of doing so.


Dear Mike:

Eighty years ago, a deadly fire took the lives of 17 people in Dance Township. Ten years ago, a committee of dedicated volunteers got together and created a monument commemorating this horrific loss of life and to honour the families that survived.

These same volunteers have been maintaining the site since then.

'Lefty' missing

Dear editor:

On Thursday afternoon, at 55+ bowling, “Lefty” went missing!

“Lefty” is a wide-base leather running shoe (Shoes for Crews) and no comparison to the sleek Skechers left behind.

Skechers was forced to come home with me but returned to the bowling alley the following Saturday in hopes of an exchange. Alas, no sign of “Lefty” or Skechers.

Call it what it is

Dear editor:

The recent school shootings in the United States and the reasons given for these shootings by mainstream media have been misleading, and the purpose of this letter is to draw attention to one of the root causes of this senseless violence.

Remember it's 'RickFord'

Dear editor:

As provincial election day looms closer, one can't help but notice the sea of blue signs dotting the town.

These civic-minded citizens are showing their support for who they believe is the best choice to represent Kenora-Rainy River.