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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.

In response

Dear editor:

This is in response to the letter of the editor entitled “Needles an epidemic,” which appeared in the Aug. 1, 2018 edition of the Fort Frances Times.

Choose to be tolerant

Dear editor,

It's not very often that you see a whole article devoted to a church service in the Times, so as a Pastor it was with much interest that I read a few weeks back, “Local church holds Pride service.”

Needles an epidemic

Dear Mr. Editor,

There is an epidemic festering in the Rainy River District and it is growing rapidly!

When scrolling through Facebook posts, one cannot help but see the posts from concerned citizens about drug paraphernalia and needles being found in Fort Frances and the surrounding area.

Back to the future

Dear editor:

Will Doug Ford please tell us what his carbon plan for Ontario is?

Stephen Harper never would admit that a levy—which he favoured—was the same as a carbon tax. Now one of his most fervent foot soldiers, Jason Kenney, is saying “yes” to a carbon tax or levy—to be paid by industries that emit carbon (Maclean's July, 2018).

Worth addressing

Dear editor:

While attending a funeral, I noted how people appealed to God as the final hope at the end of their days on Earth. I wondered if they appealed to Him prior to this.

This got me thinking about meaning and purpose to life. If, indeed, there is meaning or purpose, then there must be a right way to live it. If there is a right way, then there also must be a wrong way.

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.