Friday, September 19, 2014


Vote counts

Dear editor:
I just had to comment on the upcoming municipal election.
What a wonderful turnout of potential councillors! Decisions to run should not be made impulsively or lightly. Maybe this should be a clue to the existing mayor and council that people aren’t all that happy.

Do your part

Dear Mike:
I would like to congratulate and thank all of those who have stepped forward and chosen to let their names stand for office.
It takes courage to take such an active role in democracy.
This election is shaping up to be a very exciting contest (16 candidates running for council and three for mayor), with every position challenged and with strong candidates in the running.

Vote smart

Dear editor:
I am pleased to see so many people interested in running for town council.
To ensure that we elect the best people for these positions, voters need to know that though there are six councillors to vote into power, only vote for the people you actually want to see on council.
If you feel there are only three candidates that will do a proper job, then only vote for those three.

FASD awareness

Dear Mr. Editor:
We are writing this letter to bring awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
FASD is an umbrella term that describes a range of disabilities that occur as a result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Consumption of alcohol is one of the most dangerous and harmful things a mother can do to her unborn child. If you’re having a drink, baby is, too.

Big thank you

Dear editor:
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival committee and board.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the communities and people of Fort Frances and International Falls for making our third-annual festival such an outstanding success.
A lot of fun and camaraderie was had by all who attended, particularly those enthusiastic paddlers!

Please file

Dear Mike,
Nomination Day is Sept. 12. Qualified candidates for municipal office must submit their nomination forms to the municipal clerk by 2 p.m. on that day.
This is just over two weeks away.
This municipal election will be a very important one for the residents of Fort Frances and the district. There have been many changes in Fort Frances and the district since the last election.

Price too high

Dear editor:
TransCanada’s Phillipe Cannon (Kenora Daily Miner and News, May 20 and June 24, 2014) claims that pipelines are the safest and most environmentally-friendly way to transport dilbit, which is bitumen mixed with thinners like toluene and other known carcinogens, to make the oil flow.

Find out

Dear editor:
CN is meeting with some Fort Frances residents in the near future to discuss property issues related to the close proximity to a proposed third track between the underpass and Frenette Avenue (Duluth junction).
Well, what about the rest of us north and south of the tracks in this area?

Many thanks

Dear editor:

A blessing

Dear editor:
I just came back from cooking for a week at Sunny Cove for the Northern Echo Bible Camp and wanted to extend my gratitude to the Town of Fort Frances for purchasing a new cook stove and new fridge.
I also would like to say a big thank you to Gary Rogozinski for the superb job of keeping the grounds in great shape!

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