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Letter to the Editor

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!

Blessings

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.

Generous

Dear editor:

On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone who battled the weather and the road to enjoy an afternoon of good food and fellowship at our annual fall tea.

A big thank you, as well, to the membership who so willingly gave of their time and talents to make the tea possible.

Amazing families

Dear editor:

Oct. 15-21 is Foster Family Appreciation Week. This is our opportunity to celebrate and show gratitude to our foster families across Kenora-Rainy River District.