We all remember that tragic day in 1989 when Marc Lepine declared war on feminists by murdering 14 women and injuring 10 others while he claimed to be “fighting feminism” at Ecole Polytechnique” in Montreal.
The tragedy later became known as the “Montreal Massacre.”
I just finished reading the front page of the wartime special edition printed with last week’s Times with tears in my eyes and a big lump in my throat.
In reading the articles, I remembered something from long ago.
We had some people from Ukraine come to the Ukrainian Hall here for a concert. They sang, danced, and did some skits for us.
We would like to send our gratitude and thanks to the NorWest Animal Clinic.
Our dog, “OB,” had an unfortunate accident the other night and we phoned their emergency number for assistance.
We brought our dog into town, and were greeted by staff who were already there and waiting for us.
Please accept this open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne:
You stand at a crossroads. Do you perpetuate the perception of a Queen’s Park that cares more about Bay Street than Main Street?
Or do you show the leadership we in Northwestern Ontario expected of you when we elected two Liberal representatives that also have portfolios in your cabinet.
I’m attaching a letter I sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne. I hope that all who are capable of writing to the Ontario government will do so A.S.A.P.
Dear Premier Wynne:
We heard with disbelief the news that talks have broken off between Resolve Forest Products, Expera, and your Ontario government.
I am writing this letter to encourage parents to take their children to the Fort Frances Museum to see all the medals, uniforms, and hand-crafted items made by local soldiers who served in WWI and WWII while waiting in the trenches.
Most touching are the stories that the families have brought in to share.
Our museum is making history come alive in a very personal way.
Thank you so much to the staff at the Town of Fort Frances, who re-opened the rubbish bins at the Point park this past week.
I am grateful that common sense prevailed and now, heading into winter, we all can contribute to the health of the lake and the beauty of the park by disposing of our rubbish thoughtfully.
Let’s hope everyone who uses the park can do so.
Firstly, I would like to offer my thanks for allowing me to express my opinion through your newspaper.
In my opinion, hindsight is always a clearer view of the journey. The results of the Oct. 28 Fort Frances town council meeting, at which I made a presentation, has shown a clear example and necessary improvement to resolve fencing non-compliant issues with bylaws.
On behalf of the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to our recent fall tea.
This would not have been possible without the willingness of the membership to volunteer many hours (the food and baking was superb, and the “Lucky Dozen” table and basket raffle did very well).