Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Not the time

Dear Mike:
Some of the comments I have both read and heard regarding the upcoming municipal election have prompted me to put a pen to paper and dash off a letter to the editor.
While hoping to clarify some of the things said to me, I also want to give my opinion and knowledge about certain matters.

Think about it

Dear editor:
I’ve written this letter a half-dozen times, and it comes across as either preachy or hypocritical at best—or a shake down at worst.
It’s not intended as any of these, especially the latter.


Dear editor:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the annual winter coat drive organized by the Associates of St. Marguerite d’Youville has been cancelled.
Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a building to hold it.
We regret any inconvenience this has caused our valued customers whom we have served these past 20 years.

Return council

Dear editor:
I feel I must respond to the comments made last week on B93 regarding the Huffman subdivision.
The cost was not $2 million as quoted.

Please vote

Dear Mike:
I take this opportunity to say “thank you” to the mayor, council, and staff of the Town of Fort Frances.
Thank you for the efficient handling of the rising water this past spring and for thawing out the multiple frozen water lines in the winter.
These are two extraordinary tasks that indicate you have taken good care of us.

What seniors?

To the editor:
I would like to comment on one of the statements in Mr. Bedard’s platform as stated in the Oct. 1 issue of the Fort Frances Times.
When he states that “the seniors would like to run the senior centre themselves,” what seniors does he refer to and who is he speaking for?

Vote wisely

Dear editor:
As election time draws nearer, I thought it might be a good time to remind everyone to only vote for the councillors you actually want on town council.
We have the option to vote for six people but that doesn’t mean you have to vote for all six.
Ensure that your vote counts for your preferred choices and only choose the person(s) you really know and support.


Dear editor:
We stopped at the Duty Free store in Fort Frances to make a purchase as we were leaving Canada on Sept. 22.
But when we went back to our car, it did not start. The manager at Duty Free was most helpful, making phone calls to assist us with service.
The problem was resolved and we were on our way.

What lesson?

Dear sir:
Congratulations to Kiera Kowalski on a well-written article headlined “Fort High cafeteria not operating” [F.F. Times, Sept. 24].
It’s another example of the fine work of which Fort High students are capable.

Clarifying role

Dear editor:
The article headlined “Fort High cafeteria not operating” (F.F. Times, Sept. 24) contained one statement, in particular, that I feel the need to correct and clarify.
Contrary to information given to the co-op student who wrote the article, I did not opt out of continuing to manage the cafeteria. I was never a manager—I was a contractor there for 13 years.

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