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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:

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.

Three cheers

Dear editor:

I recently came to visit family in Rainy River District, and made a trip into Fort Frances to do some shopping and run errands for family.

On the way in, I came across a being of immense politeness and courteousness, not to mention a beacon of road safety!

Points to clarify

Dear editor:

First, the Fort Frances Girls and Women's Hockey Association (FFGWHA) would like to thank the Fort Frances Times for its outstanding coverage of the local sports scene and, in particular, coverage of FFGWHA events.

Sign needed

Dear editor:

I have crossed the international bridge here many, many, many times over the years knowing full well how long the lines can be on a hot Saturday afternoon in the middle of summer.

No matter which way you are going—north or south—you can expect a wait.

Costly rules

Dear editor:

To the Town of Fort Frances. Whoever put into place the rules for the subsidized day care spaces, I would like to thank you.

Through your tireless efforts to make sure these spaces are not abused, I will not be able to take my granddaughters on a holiday this year unless I pay you $100 a day for the privilege.