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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.


To everyone who is stocking up in panic mode causing empty shelves. Please be aware, Friday is Child Tax day, which means a lot of families will be out shopping for food, household items and necessities and things for their babies and children.

Some families rely on child tax day to refill their supplies and stock their cupboards.


Dear Editor,

We all say we care about the environment, yet to truly care about something takes some action, or inaction when more appropriate. The panicked purchases by so many in response the COVID-19 pandemic and advisories are understandably based in fear. Fear of the unknown.


There has been a lot written about our Senator from the north, Lynn Beyak, lately. Unfortunately, most of what we hear locally has been negative. A lot has been taken out of context as well, causing unnecessary hard feelings. Peter Kirby is frustrated that despite a concerted effort to force her from her Senate seat, she remains.


This is to address the current panic over COVID-19. It's getting ridiculous. This past week the entire district sold out of toilet paper. Seriously? Why? Because the media reported runs on toilet paper in Australia or somewhere?


I am writing this in response to Councillor Judson's article. This is in support of Lynn Beyak. I do not know this lady. I have never met her, or any of her family, nor have I visited her website. What I am supporting is the truth, along with our right to freedom of speech, both of which we seem to be losing with our present government.


Resolute Forest Products Canada Inc. (RFP) closed its Fort Frances pulp and paper mill in February 2014.

In the latter part of 2014 and early 2015 Expera tried to buy and operate the pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances. However, Expera suspended its efforts to buy this mill as RFP insisted on controlling its wood supply from the Crossroute Forest.