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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.

Petty gossip

Dear editor:

I am enraged at the Fort Frances Times because of the “court news.”

Where do you get the nerve to spread someone’s wrong-doing in the local paper for everyone to gawk at.

In response

Dear sir:

In response to the letters last week by Mrs. Leonard and Mr. Medicine on why one fish and game law is needed. If they don’t see why, then there is not much use in trying to make them see why.

Simply put, one law is needed for the conservation of our fish and wildlife. Here are a couple of reasons why fish and game laws should be for everyone:


Dear editor:

I received my copy of the Sept. 16 Edition of the Fort Frances Times and read the article in the sports section about minor hockey icing a midget ‘AA’ team.

I was delighted to see that this decision was made. The minor hockey board sure has come a long way in two years since opting to ban body contact in Midget ‘A’ games.

Touchy issue

Dear sir:

This is in response to Allan Kielczewski’s letter to the editor last week. As I read the letter, I felt anger, then common sense set in. I read between the lines and sensed right away that Mr. K. (I can’t even spell his name, much less say it) didn’t like, as he put it, our aboriginal people (like he owned us).

Tryout misconception

Dear editor:

I am writing to you in response to a letter to the editor in the Sept. 9 edition of the Times.

According to this letter, a young man has been deprived of an opportunity to play high school hockey at Fort Frances High School. Obviously, there has been a communication breakdown between the school and the community with regards to hockey tryouts.

A-1 care

Dear sir:

I recently spent a few days in La Verendrye hospital here. The newly-decorated west wing, in my opinion, has the most modern equipment and the nicest decor of any hospital unit I have ever been in.

Eager to start

Dear sir:

We are delighted and thankful to God for the opportunity He has afforded us to minister in both the practical and spiritual work of The Salvation Army in Fort Frances.

Deserving thanks

To the editor:

I think a great big thank you is in order to Stacy and Wayne Johnson, who have done a wonderful job down at the Sorting Gap Marina the past couple of years.

Appealing for peace

Dear Mr. Editor:

A “Minute of Silence, a Moment of Sound”—these are the watchwords of the United Nations International Peace Day.

On the third Tuesday in September at noon, people throughout the world are invited to join the delegates of the United Nations General Assembly in a minute of silent reflection on world peace.