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Allan T. Bedard

Utmost interest

Dear editor:

Just a quick note to all the retirees and surviving spouses of Abibiti-Consolidated (now known as Resolute Forest Products Ltd.)

The Senior Retirees Against Pension and Elder Abuse will be holding a meeting to fill you in on the status of your pension plan—and the disturbing events which affect the monthly cheques you are now receiving.

Absolutely criminal

Dear editor:

The executive of the Seniors Retirees Against Pension and Elder Abuse (SRAPEA) reviewed with great interest the pension notification letters mailed to—and received by—all Resolute retirees and surviving spouses.

Our mood was one of great anxiety knowing the money earned over out lifetime has—in our opinion—been stolen from us.

Poison pen

Dear Mr. Editor:

Thank you for printing my last letter to the editor in the Fort Frances Times re: community health care in crisis [“Answers needed,” Feb. 3]. I would like to take your remarks to task that I am providing false information for the purposes of misleading the public [“Just the facts,” Feb. 10].

Answers needed

Dear editor:

About five years ago, town council, along with local doctors, held a public meeting at the local arena to advise residents regarding the following:

(1). Doctors did not want to be in the business of running a clinic.

(2). Wanted the community to enter a Family Health Team concept for local health care.

Foolish plan

Dear editor:

We cannot believe there is a bylaw being prepared in the backdoor to eliminate sidewalks already established in town.

To further complicate matters, the statement that boulevards can be used to store snow in the winter, saving the town snow removal costs, is totally bizarre.

Time to act

Dear editor:

Thousands of direct and indirect jobs have been lost to mill closures across this country due to the crisis in the forest products industry.

AbitibiBowater has not been immune from this process nor have the citizens across this province—and that includes Fort Frances.