Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: The media outlets publishing this letter are competitors. We publish news in every region in Canada. In both languages. We don’t always see eye-to-eye. So an open letter to you – and the prominence we’re giving it in our publications – is unprecedented. But then so […]

Dear editor, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement on sentencing of Brayden Bushby, who was convicted of manslaughter last year in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner: Barbara Kentner was described by her sister as ‘As a light in the darkness. A beautiful light. Someone she could […]

Dear editor, As a taxpayer I strongly object to the way all of the taxes we pay are being allocated. This includes municipal property taxes, provincial and federal income taxes, sales taxes on goods and services (both Federal and provincial), taxes on gasoline; and on and on it goes. Rainy […]

Dear editor, An open letter to Ministers Christine Elliott and Greg Rickford, My wife Colleen and I would like to offer our strongest commendation and support for Elaine Fischer and the team at the NW Health Unit here in Fort Frances. We have had the privilege of working alongside them […]

Dear editor, I received an e-mail on Friday May 21 from the Town of Fort Frances Recreation and Cultural Manager, stating that they would no longer be selling fuel at the Sorting Gap Marina once the current supply has been exhausted. The Town is claiming they were unable to secure […]

Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Premier Doug Ford. Dear Premier,On behalf of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and our 60,000 members, thank you for your continued leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccinations continue to roll out across Ontario, a transparent and predictable plan to […]

Dear editor, The Crown Forest Sustainability Act ( CFSA ) 26(3) the Minister shall conduct a review every 5 years to ensure the Licensee has complied with the terms and conditions of the licence. 26(4) of the CFSA if the review conducted under subsection 26(3) satisfies the Minister that the […]

Dear editor: Last week there was a letter insulting the intelligence and defaming the character of those in our community brave enough to protest the cruel and inhumane punishment our government is inflicting on its population. The names called were “foolish,” mean-spirited,” and “uninformed.” Shall we see if they are […]

Dear editor, In answer to Ms. King’s response to my letter, I stand by my opinions. Anyone can find all sorts of “scientific evidence” to support their irresponsible “anti vax” beliefs and socially irresponsible actions. The evidence across Canada, the U.S. and the world is stark. The refusal of a […]

Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Premier Doug Ford. Ontario’s Future, both Socially and economically demands a path of least resistance, a path towards growth and development. Most assuredly Ontario needs to get onto a path of wealth creation for our public and private sectors. Our Public […]

Dear editor, Last week on behalf of the West rainy River District Lions, I had the opportunity to assist the Northwestern Health Unit at their Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic in Rainy River. It was a very positive and fulfilling experience. The NWHU staff was very professional, well organized and efficient. The […]

Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade and Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Dear Minister Fedeli and Minister Sarkaria, Thank you for your continued leadership to support employers as they […]