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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.

All welcome in community

Dear editor,

Over the past two weeks, I have struggled to put my thoughts into words. I do not agree with Emo Council’s decision to deny Borderland Pride’s resolution. What has followed is eye opening and disturbing. Social media has erupted with misinformation and hate.

A poem

Dear editor,

I wept today for our loss,

A devil of evil, who looked like us.

Takes away our innocent, Prayers just don’t seem

to be enough.

Unable to grieve, to give comfort to those in such

great need.

He hide like an angel of light, wearing a uniform.

And he took so many innocent lives.

Public debate still needed on Sunny Cove

Dear editor,

I am happy to report than I received more than 271 responses to my Letter to the editor. All but two supported my position, calling for a public meeting of council to have an open and transparent meeting, to hear the public views regarding Council's wishes to sell Sunny Cove, for reasons not yet fully or properly explained to the public and without public input.