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Letter to the Editor

Saluting nurses

Dear editor:

In celebration of National Nurses Week, Riverside Health Care would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to our entire nursing staff.

La Verendrye General Hospital, Emo Health Centre, Rainy River Health Centre, and Rainycrest Long-Term Care, as well as our community programs, are privileged to have such dedicated registered nurses and registered practical nurses.

Narrow minds

Dear editor:

This is a response to the “Scandalous” letter you published on April 27.

What I find “disheartening” about this letter is that still today in 2016, we have people who still have such narrow minds. It’s unfortunate that it is still frowned upon to dress your male child in pink due to the misconception of a gender stereotype.

Shame on you

Dear editor:

I am writing this in response to the letter entitled “Scandalous” in your paper last week.

While I am not here to dispute Mr. Johnson’s claims, as it is my belief that such ignorance and bigotry is inarguable, I am here to say shame on you for printing such hate speech and giving this man a platform from which he can spew his horrendous nonsense.

Big jeer

Dear editor:

I’d like to extend a big public jeer to Jerome Johnson for last week’s thinly-veiled homophobic rant disguised as a letter to the editor (“Scandalous,” April 27.)

You’ve clearly expressed yourself with the clarity and logic of a YouTube comment section when you try to argue that a boy’s shirt choice may one day somehow magically turn him into a homosexual.

Stop hate

Dear editor:

The definition of scandalous: causing general public outrage by a perceived offence against morality or law.

When I saw a letter to the editor entitled as such, I thought to myself, “Well, I better click on that.” However, I wish I hadn’t.

Missed the point

Dear editor:

In reply to the letter “Scandalous” from Mr. Jerome Johnson (Fort Frances Times, April 27).

Oh dear, Mr. Johnson . . . where have you been? Time and the world have moved on.

I am quite confident in suggesting that no parents of these children “forced” them to wear pink T-shirts on Wednesday, April 13—the day known in Canada as the “Day of Pink.”

Just ‘no’

Dear editor:

As I am writing this letter, my head is still swimming from the letter headlined “Scandalous.” I hardly know where, or how, to begin but I will certainly try.

I think the first thing that needs to be clarified is that the “Day of Pink” has nothing to do with sexuality, hetero or otherwise. It does, however, have everything to do with standing up to bullies.

Double-edged sword

Dear sir:

Reading last week’s press release from the Rainy River District School Board, headlined “Board disappointed by no agreement,” brought one no end of amusement.

The only question perplexing the reader would be whether Dianne McCormack, chair of the board, was permitted to read that mountain of mendacity before her name was affixed to it?


Dear Mr. Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local “Community Chest” for all they do in our area.

Without their help, both emotionally and financially, many of us would have added extra stress.

Thank you also to the volunteers and people who donate to this wonderful organization.

I am thankful I live in such an awesome community.