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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.

Warning needed

Dear sir:

On Friday, Aug. 7, 1997 at 10 p.m., I received a speeding ticket inside Fort Frances town limits. The ticket was for doing 78 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Wrong priorities

Dear sir:

Provincial budget cuts and “mega week” downloading create tough economic times for every taxpayer. Service cuts are now affecting those who can least afford these cuts (seniors, poor, the disabled). Regular and necessary services are being taken away from those who not only rely on these services but depend on them for their independent living.

JEAN MARTENS

It is with great sadness the family of Jean Martens announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997.

She was born in Fort William, Ont. on June 7, 1921. She attended school in Fort William, and worked at the Canada Car there during the war.

Helping hands

Dear sir:

Quick reaction by a group of residents, fishermen and passers-by averted what could have turned into a major fire on Clearwater Lake on Thursday, Aug. 7 around 2 p.m.

Halfway there

To the editor:

While on the bus back to Winnipeg, my daughter, Stephanie, woke up and asked the question, “How much longer before we get there?”

I said, “We’re halfway there." She said, "Well then, I’ll count to see how long before we get there.” Well, she stopped counting at 1,100. She said that it took too long. And the trip was still two hours.

KATHERINE (KATIE) BLISS

Katherine (Katie) Bliss, 76, of Mine Centre, Ont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Katie was born May 15, 1921 in Insinger, Sask. to the late Nickolas and Mary Serediuk.

She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946 to David W. Bliss in Mine Centre, Ont. In 1996, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

DOUG KELLY

Doug Kelly, 52, of Sabaskong First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, Aug. 15, 1997.

He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Sabaskong First Nation to the late Jim and Marion Kelly. Doug had lived all of his life in Sabaskong, and on Sept. 19, 1966 he was united in marriage to the former Lucille White.