Tuesday, September 2, 2014


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!

Remembering Lac Mégantic

Dear editor:

Many gathered in Lac Mégantic on July 6—a year to the day when 47 people lost their lives when rail oil tanker cars exploded.
As residents remembered the loss of lives, and the destruction of a large section of the town, the clean-up of six million litres of oil remains a long-term project.
The oil which exploded in Lac Mégantic came from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields.

Sharing concerns

Dear editor:
As a community member of Rainy River First Nation, I am still waiting for information on potential environmental impacts of the proposed Blackhawk mine on our lands of Rainy River First Nation.
As most people are aware, we are located about 12 miles south of the proposed Blackhawk mine location and we do face the greatest risk of contamination from the proposed mining operation.

Truly amazing

Dear editor:
As a parent of a 2014 Fort Frances High School graduate and a member of the “Chem-Free Grad” committee, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many, many (over 150) community businesses and individuals who supported this terrific event.

Great job

Dear editor:
Many thanks go out to Catherine McGuire, co-ordinator/coach and number-one cheerleader for this season’s Division 5 youth soccer!
She single-handedly took on the challenge of organizing almost 30 young players to ensure they would have a soccer season, and did so with great enthusiasm and commitment.

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