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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.

New pool wish list

Dear editor,

I have lived here for 36 years and have always wanted Fort Frances to have a better pool. Two of my children were on the swim teams here and each time I went into the pool area, I felt it was very dreary without natural light.

Canadian freedoms

Dear editor,

It was a surprise to read in your editorial of June 24, 2020, that Freedom of Speech does not exist for Canadians, that it is an American invention. It was a surprise because it is so manifestly untrue. This is a canard that I have heard before and it needs to be put to rest.