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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.

Got nothing

Dear editor:

I am more than a bit concerned that Fort Frances did not see a need or several needs to attend the ROMA conference that took place in Toronto last week.

If there was ever an opportunity to attend this particular conference, this year was not the time to be absent.


Dear editor:

Lately there has been negative publicity about long-term care facilities in Ontario.

My parents have been in Rainycrest over a period of six years. Unfortunately, my dad is deceased but my mother still lives there.

Making choices

Choices, good or bad, right or wrong, we all make choices every day. We don't know if these choices will bring good or bad into our lives.

But there is someone who does. Our Father God in Heaven who loves us, every one of us; so much so that He sent His son to die for us and made a way for us to ensure our eternity will be in Heaven.

Decline in services

Dear editor:

I have lived in Fort Frances for more than 55 years and have lived at Rainycrest LTC Home for the last six-and-a-half years.

When I arrived, I was gravely ill and would not be alive today if not for the caring staff at Rainycrest. For that, I am very grateful.

Deserve better

Dear editor:

Rainycrest has been closed to admissions since February, 2018 due to non-compliance with health and safety issues, as well as unmet staffing requirements.

Go Muskies!

Dear editor:

I am an older person and have to admit that I don't really understand the game of football that well. But I do understand, and can appreciate, teamwork when I see it!


Dear editor:

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

Many thanks to the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau for the use of the hall and thanks to McTaggarts for the coat racks.

Two-way street

Dear editor:

Borderland Pride wishes to congratulate David Kircher, Raymond Roy, and Kathryn Pierroz on their election to the Rainy River District School Board.

Mutual respect

Dear editor:

I was deeply concerned about the tone of the Borderland Pride article endorsing certain school board candidates last week and am writing to counsel a note of caution.

Urging support for one's preferred candidate is to be expected, but they went so far as to “strongly discourage” voting for anyone they did not support in terms I found to be intimidating.

Taxation fairness

Dear editor:

With the upcoming municipal election, we cannot expect that a new mayor and an almost new-look council will reduce taxes in Fort Frances.

The need for revenue increases on a yearly basis. The cost of living in Ontario is expected to increase this year over three percent. This is considerably more that we have experienced in recent years.