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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.

Sound advice

Why does Frank Miclash not want Kenora-Rainy River tourist outfitters to take advantage of one of the most lucrative markets in tourism?

In a recent press release, Frank ridicules the minister of natural resources for suggesting tourist operators take advantage of the burgeoning field of bird watching.

The first domino

Dear sir:

There it goes, not to return, a perfectly legitimate, well-managed bear hunting season, cancelled by the Harris government without consultation with any of the stakeholders it may affect.

Another viewpoint

Dear sir:

I felt compelled to issue a response to a letter to the editor written last week on the ongoing “hockey school conflict.”

I have to agree with Mr. Mihichuk for wanting the contents of the letter signed by the mayor to be honoured. First of all, this town is only big enough to support one hockey school.

Worth seeing

Dear sir:

Once again, I and several others attended what has become a regular 7 p.m. Friday session at the Salvation Army Citadel on the so-called Year 2000 bug.

The sessions stress preparing for possible “Y2K” emergencies. Those who are prepared will be less of a burden on any emergency efforts that may be organized to care for those who are unable to look after themselves.

Family info sought

Dear sir:

I am writing in response to a request from a resident of Marble, Mn. who is searching for information concerning a family connection in the Rainy River District.

The person concerned is Art (Arthur?) Pelkey. He may have lived on Rainy Lake, and at some point returned to live in Fort Frances in 1936.

Meeting beneficial

Dear sir:

I mentioned to a friend that I attended the Friday, Jan. 8 public meeting on the “Y2K” problem at the Salvation Army Citadel. My friend asked me if I had been converted?