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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.

In solidarity

Dear editor:

At the most recent meeting of the Kenora and District Labour Council (KDLC), the delegates discussed the current issues surrounding the sale of the Resolute mill in Fort Frances.

The KDLC stand in support of the town council and the citizens of Fort Frances and surrounding area in seeking the provincial government's intervention and assistance.

Critical step

Dear editor:

I am writing in support of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) recently passed by Fort Frances council.

I believe this is a critical step forward for the community as it allows for a permanent means of raising much-needed tourism marketing and infrastructure development funds without affecting the local taxpayer.

Of interest

Dear editor:

I was interested to see the Rolphton nuclear plant mentioned in the Budreau funeral announcement in last week's Times.

It seems to me that a lot of people would not know how this came about as an off-shoot of the nuclear plant at Chalk River.

Gender balance needed

Dear editor,

The theme for International Women's Day 2019 celebrated on March 8 of each year is #BalanceForBetter, which means we are working towards a world where gender balance will drive a better work experience.


Dear editor:

I was at the special council meeting about the mill sale on Feb. 19 and there was no mention of Allan Bedard's deputation, which he supplied copies of to the mayor and all council members, in the write-up in the Feb. 21 edition of the Daily Bulletin, which I feel it is remiss of you not to report all the news unless it was an oversight on your part.

Downright stupid

Dear editor,

It seems inconceivable that the Ontario government would allow Resolute Forest Products to sell its Fort Frances mill for scrap rather than support a company that is willing to invest in the mill and the town of Fort Frances—and possibly provide hundreds of living wage jobs.

Unconscionable abdication

Dear editor:

I write regarding the provincial government's recent response to the shuttered Resolute mill in Fort Frances.

The minister of Natural Resources and Forestry has stated: “Negotiations regarding the future of the mill are between Resolute [Forest Products], Repap, and the community of Fort Frances, and we are not commenting further at this time.”

Real brainiacs

Dear Mike:

To the brainiacs at the American Automobile Association after seeing the headline in the Feb. 7 Daily Bulletin that read, “Cold weather cuts electric car range.”

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study by the AAA found.