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.
I would like to commend Kenora MPP Frank Miclash for his support of the spring bear hunt.
It seems these days it is very difficult to get your local MPP to listen to their constituents. Mr. Hampton, are you listening?
The sportsmen and women of “your” riding need your support—or is your political agenda more important?
Have you ever experienced writing or phoning a government department and not getting a satisfactory response. We hope to change that.
By co-ordinating our efforts, and a few thousand people calling over the phone about the same subject at the same time, leaves an impression that can’t be ignored.
I am an owner of a fishing and hunting resort on Rainy Lake in Northwestern Ontario. I have owned this resort for 13 years. When I was 21, I took the initiative to start my own business, and for the last 13 years I have built it to what it is today.
Here’s a recipe for a Canadian (Boston) Tea Party:
Combine one lb. education cuts, one lb. health care cuts, one lb. firearms regulation, one lb. “Lands for Life” (Crown land usage), one lb. fishing regulations, and a pinch of cancelled spring bear hunt just for taste.
No need to add heat since the pot already is boiling.
I am writing in regards to the huge controversy going on regarding the spring bear hunt.
I can’t see what the big fuss is. Unfortunately, we recently had the issue concerning the puppies that were found in the dumpster and many people responded to that with compassion.
Cancel the spring bear hunt? Big deal—it doesn’t affect me!
That was my thought at first as I am not a hunter and own no guns. But I am in retail sales, and I had two truck deals go on hold and possibly cancelled—all because my customers were counting on income from supplying spring bear hunts.
So it does affect me—right in the wallet, big time!
I read you on line from Ireland to keep up with local news. However, I would like to see a date posted on the actual pages (as I am in a different time zone and would like to know which edition I am reading).
We owned and operated Windy Bay Lodge, a bear hunting camp north of Rainy River, from 1978 to 1990. We, too, are dismayed and confused by the cancellation of the spring bear hunt but the hypocrisy and phony outrage of our local MPPs—Howard Hampton and Frank Miclash—cannot be tolerated.
I played for the Fort Frances Muskies hockey team from 1982-86. We had a lot of success, winning gold at the All-Ontario championship in 1986. I had the opportunity to be on a team with great players, but more importantly, great people.
Banning the spring bear hunt is political as much as all government decisions are political but preventing cubs from being orphaned is not a “sell-out to special interests like environmentalists.”
Environmentalists are no more a special interest group than are tourist operators.