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:
- All letters must be signed, and the name of the write will be printed with all letters published.
- 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.
- Letter will not be accepted from people outside the local coverage area unless the letters are written on a topic of primarily local interest.
- If a letter attacks another individual or group, the Times will allow a response in the same edition.
- Letters should not exceed 300 words and may be edited for length and content.
To the editor:
While I am not one to take part in premature electoral posturing at a local level, Mr. Douglas Judson, the PC nomination hopeful from Fort Frances, shared a number of inaccurate and/or incomplete details in his letter to the editor last week.
On this day (Nov. 11, 2017), I read with sadness the fact that only 14 percent feel that Remembrance Day is “somewhat” important and eight percent feel it is not very important.
They don't seem to realize that if not for the brave men and women who fought and gave their lives for our freedom, they wouldn't have much choice in what they felt or believed in.
Sarah Campbell has the honour of representing the people of Kenora-Rainy River in the Ontario legislature.
She is paid $116,500 per year, plus a housing allowance, to do so. And yet, it is increasingly apparent she cannot be bothered to show up for work.
The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville was blessed to receive so many coats, hats, mitts, and boots from this generous community.
They were distributed during our annual “coat drive” in late October.
On behalf of the “Friends” and staff of the Fort Frances Museum, I would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the sixth-annual fundraising gala at the museum on Nov. 2.
Your generous support of museum projects is greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone who attended out annual fall tea and enjoyed an afternoon of good food and fellowship.
A big thank you, as well, to the membership who so willingly gave of their time and talents to make the tea possible.
Lots of coverage has been devoted to Prime Minister Trudeau's trip to Washington, D.C. last week and what that means for the future of NAFTA, however, little attention has been given to the dramatic NAFTA lawsuit here in Canada.
Regarding the recent virulent hostility to Sen. Lynn Beyak—her critics obviously do not understand that only dead fish drift with the stream.
Fort Frances, Ont.
I have never written a letter to the editor but the attempted character assignation of Sen. Lynn Beyak prompts me to do so.
When everyone thinks alike, no one is thinking. This is nothing short of a mob lynching.
On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 21, my son was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the street on his way to school.
The woman left the scene and never reported it, so I am asking for the public's assistance in bringing this person to justice and raising awareness of a dangerous intersection, distracted driving, and the safety of our children.