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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.

Tormented thoughts

Dear sir:

Please forgive me but I’ve been a somewhat tormented individual lately. Really, ever since I became convinced the Year 2000 problem was probably going to tear down (figuratively) my own little world and everyone else’s, too.


Patricia Flinders (nee Hall), 60, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed way Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

She was born Oct. 27, 1938 in Winnipeg, Man.

Patricia was a resident of Fort Frances and Summerland, B.C. for many happy years. In 1988, she returned to Fort Frances, where she has resided since.


Adina Flanagan (nee Eck), of Burlington, Ont., passed away peacefully Dec. 25, 1998 at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, following a sudden illness, in her 80th year.

Dena shared 61 years of her life as the wife of John, where together they lived in Fort Frances, Gimli, Blind River, Cochrane, Port Hope, and Burlington.

Cora Lillis Campbell

Cora Campbell, 66, of #9 Evergreen Cres., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Cora was born May 1, 1932 in Tyler, Mn. to the late Harry and Mary Dresden. On July 24, 1958, she was united in marriage to Gordon Campbell Sr. Following their marriage, they moved to Fort Frances, where she resided most of her life.


Dear editor:

I am writing to clarify some information from the article “Injured cheerleader waiting for word on her prognosis,” which appeared in the Dec. 17, 1998 edition of the Daily Bulletin.

What are we thinking?

Dear sir:

As the logging continues on through Halkirk Township and into Bears Passage, new logging roads materialize one cannot help but notice. As noted by Jane Elliott in “Speak up before it’s too late,” this disturbs me greatly as well. There appears to be a lack in the thought processes of those in the MNR who are masterminding these logging travesties.