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Letter to the Editor

Major kudos

Dear editor:

I want to give major kudos to Cynthia Donald and her dedicated team for bringing back a wonderful day of fun and activities on July 1.

In spite of intermittent rain and a cool wind, everyone seemed to be wandering around, checking everything out at the Point.

Oppose name change

Dear editor:

As residents of Colonization Road West, we are writing to express our opposition to the proposal to rename it.

While we sympathize with those who find the name offensive, there is not a clear public consensus that “colonization” is, in fact, a racist or offensive term.

Spectacular display

Dear editor:

Our mayor mentioned that the July 1 fireworks would be better than ever. Well, he was totally right!

What a spectacular display it was! My vantage point was across from Rainy Lake Sports & Tackle and I had the perfect view!

Two concerns

Dear editor:

I have two things I am concerned about.

I just saw on Facebook that the town wants to cut down the beautiful trees on Scott Street. I did not see anything written in the newspaper about this.

When you look down the street from Pharmasave, our street is just beautiful.

Keep it up

Dear editor:

As a long-time resident of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, I would like to make a comment on the recent addition to beauty of our village.

You have probably heard that the Emo and District Lions Club was celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lions. They are not that many in number, but they have outdone their size many times.

Preparing ourselves?

Dear editor:

A prophecy update for western Ontario will include a note that sunspot activity is declining.

It is predictable that the atmosphere will cool as it did after 1400, 1600, 1800, and now we are in the 50 years after 2000.

A little Ice Age perhaps?

This will affect all of nature, man and beast, flowers and farms, and the cost of transport.

Voicing support

Dear editor:

I am writing to voice my support for the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission.

The commission has been struck to make recommendations to the provincial government about whether to create one or two additional electoral ridings out of the current ridings of Kenora-Rainy River and Timmins-James Bay.

Support football

Dear Mr. Behan:

Did you know that the Fort Frances High School football team is the longest-running school team the high school has ever had?

I didn't know that, either, until just recently—and I'm hoping that long-running history will continue.


Dear editor:

The Town of Fort Frances is looking to cut back and save money, yes?

To what advantage is removing [and replacing] the perfectly good sidewalks at the Civic Centre?

Our town's sidewalks in other areas are atrocious and either being removed or just spray-painted.

Will someone answer this letter?


Ken Grynol

Fond memories

Dear Mr. Editor:

I am writing this letter to express how disappointed we are with the Ministry of Natural Resources' decision to close Boffin Lake to overnight camping.

My family and I have used that same spot for the past 18 years for our family's holidays. In that time, we have formed many friendships and have a lot of great memories there.