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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:

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.

Affront to humanity

Dear sir:

I have been somewhat perturbed by the reaction of the media in reference to the recent diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

I am not referring to the Fort Frances Times. But throughout the news industry, in TV, radio, newspapers, and the internet, the reaction appears to be the same.

Outstanding work

Dear Mike:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the partners and sponsors of the Stewardship Rangers Program.

I wish to draw attention to the outstanding work of the ranger teams that participated in the pine marten nesting box project this summer.