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Dear editor:

During my Saturday morning read, I came across an article printed under the column, “From the Publisher’s Pen,” in the Aug. 18 edition of the Times.

The last thing I ever expected to read by our very own small-town newspaper publisher was (in my opinion) an endorsement for the e-book.

I wondered to myself, is that not the same as reading the news online? Then I wondered if the article was meant to “stir” up a response from the public.

Well, it has.

With the livelihood of, well, basically the entire community in jeopardy, it astounds me that any business remotely related to the paper industry would not only admit, but print their fondness to something that potentially could put the paper industry (Fort Frances) out of business.

We need to encourage the good ol’ fashion feel of quality paper at your finger tips, whether it’s a newspaper, a book, or a shiny new magazine.

The local newspaper has been a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember. I cannot imagine a Saturday morning without the Wednesday Times.

Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion on such an important matter concerning this community.


Dana L. Cain

Fort Frances, Ont.

P.S. Just a little tidbit. It’s highly unlikely you will be picking up any book (hard cover or soft) at the book retailer—because the book publishers/printers will be out of business!

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