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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.

My story

Dear editor:

Recent letters to the editor concerning Bill 160 have been written by teachers who have been in the game for a while. I thought the public might be interested to hear what a first-year teacher had to say.

Looking for roots

Dear editor:

I am researching my family history and would like to ask your readers for their assistance.

I am searching for information on my grandmother, Christina Beatrice Mosher, who was born on Feb. 23, 1897 in Fort Frances, Ont. Her mother's name was Christina Crowe and her father's name was Daniel Mosher.

Gambling a disease

Dear sir:

On Nov. 10, during the municipal election, we, the voters of Fort Frances, will be given the opportunity to stop the proliferation of gambling in Fort Frances. We will be asked if we support video lottery terminals (VLTs) and the establishment of a charitable gaming club in our community.


To the editor,

In regard to the letter from Arlene Georgeson. I wonder when you had to depend on the bus.

Personally, I used it a lot and I do not remember one time when there wasn't at least six-eight on that bus when I got on.

And I wasn't the first to get on; nor the last.

Who to believe?

Dear sir

Last week, a news conference was held at Queen's Park by Ernie Eves, the minister of finance for the Government of Ontario. Mr. Eves stated that education spending has remained steady for the past two years.

He referred to drastic government cuts to education spending as a “myth.”


Dear sir:

An open letter to the Hon. David Johnson, minister of Education and Training, re: Bill 160—a bill to defraud the students of Ontario of their right to a quality education; a bill designed to concentrate fiscal and decision-making power in the hands of one man based in Toronto.


Dear editor:

To begin, I would like to thank a close friend of the family for telling me to write this letter. Without his insistence, I may never have had the courage to do this.

Local beef

Dear editor:

I was excited to see the brochure included in your paper in last Wednesday’s edition of the Fort Frances Times. It was advertising M & M Meats.

Great? Wrong! I was checking through all the ads and found something very disheartening—“New York-striploin steaks; cut from government-inspected New Zealand PS (Premium Steer) beef.”