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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.

Conflict of interest

Dear editor,

On January 6, the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal published an article submitted by the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Mr. John Yakabuski, related to our provincial government's draft Forest Sector Strategy designed to stimulate job creation and promote economic growth.

Canada built on faith

Dear editor,

The Dominion of Canada.

That is the official name of our great country. The word “dominion" was taken from the Bible verse found in Psalm 72:8: "He shall have dominion also from the sea to sea, and from the rivers unto the ends of the earth.”

Blessings to all

Dear editor,

The Associates of St. Marguerite d'Youville sincerely thank the community for providing the coats and accessories that were distributed during our annual coat drive.

Thanks again to the Volunteer Bureau for the use of the hall, to McTaggarts for the coat racks and the hangers, and to the Fort Frances Times and B93 for the advertising.

Take advantage of opportunity

Dear editor,

I don't like change. In fact, I take great comfort in my daily routine.

When my life is in chaos, all I want is to get back to normal, get back to my comfort zone.

I feel most people are like me, they don't like change. There is no fear or anxiety when you know exactly what each day will bring.

Sometimes though, change is good.

Real solutions needed

Dear sir,

Anyone who pays any attention to what is happening in our world must know one thing for certain: We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate emergency.

Glaciers hundreds of years old are disappearing, permafrost is melting, ocean warming is killing coral reefs including the Great Barrier Reef.

Sea level rise isn't theoretical; it is happening now.

Don't move senior centre

Dear editor,

The only negative comment councillor Wendy Brunetta heard on Oct. 5 at the open house to convince seniors it was a good idea to move from the centre of Fort Frances to 1150 Portage Avenue in the north end was location?

I'm glad she at least heard one comment. I was there and there were plenty of negative comments, some of which I will list.

A thought to consider

Dear editor,

A cannabis store on the Couchiching First Nation reserve would be within a short distance from the new Seven Generations Education Institute costing millions of dollars for the education of youth.

It has been proven that children under 25 can be intellectually damaged by this drug.

Why I am running

Dear editor,

As a doctor in Thunder Bay Regional's emergency department, I see first hand how governments can fail some of us. In my current job, I certainly help people, but I feel that I can do even more to make lives better all-round.

That's why I think my background makes me a good candidate for Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River.

Rules are rules

Dear Mr. Editor,

First of all, I would like to make certain that it is understood that my letter is not requesting any changes to the Animal Control Bylaw. My letter is simply requesting accountability and that said bylaw be fully enforced.

Everyone should feel comfortable and at ease when walking down any sidewalk in the Town of Fort Frances.