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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.

Happy Easter!

Dear Editor,

EASTER... a pleasant diversion amid the doom and gloom of the pandemic statistics!

Easter...there it is on our calendars. It's still being commemorated/ celebrated after 2000 years! Is it merely the chocolate bunnies, eggs, flowers, and dinners that keep the holiday around? These are merely the symbols our society has attached to Easter.

It's OK to need help

Dear Editor,

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. We know you never expected to need to call a food bank and that is okay.

Your community has given so that no one need go hungry. Call us if you need help with food at 807-274-3871. Appointments are made in order to keep everyone safe.

Relief needed

As a volunteer at the family centre, I am deeply disturbed by what is happening on social media.

First, a little history. Monica Sus and Traci Lochman started the Family Centre over two years ago. It was intended as a place where anyone one could come to grab a coffee or snack and socialize.


To everyone who is stocking up in panic mode causing empty shelves. Please be aware, Friday is Child Tax day, which means a lot of families will be out shopping for food, household items and necessities and things for their babies and children.

Some families rely on child tax day to refill their supplies and stock their cupboards.


Dear Editor,

We all say we care about the environment, yet to truly care about something takes some action, or inaction when more appropriate. The panicked purchases by so many in response the COVID-19 pandemic and advisories are understandably based in fear. Fear of the unknown.