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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.

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.

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!