Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal party leaders Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May, Pierre Poilievre, and Yves-François Blanchet: As pride month has started and we have been seeing increased hate against the 2SLGBTQ+ community, we are wondering, where are you? We have […]
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On Thursday, May 25, 2023, my three sisters and I were travelling through Fort Frances to Winnipeg with a stop in Emo to place flowers on our parents’ graves. My car was not running right so I stopped at the Chevrolet/GM dealership to see if someone could look at it. […]
Dear editor, It wasn’t a life-threatening situation but I did feel it needed attention before the clinic opened on Tuesday. It was Sunday; I would go to Emerge right after church. I registered at the desk at 12:15PM, preparing myself for a one hour wait. There were three others before […]
Dear editor, Recent advertisements would suggest we should all feel confident the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has the solutions to safely burying highly toxic radioactive waste at Revel Lake, west of Ignace. Joanne Jacyk, who has had a career in environmental remediation, has in the past been shown in […]
Dear editor, The Game of Thrones wit displayed in your Coronation cartoon of 26 April would be entertaining if not for the fact that the very existence of Canada and it’s constitutional monarchy are totally intertwined. Few young Canadians might care about this coronation that is a 1000 year old […]
Dear editor and residents of Fort Frances I have concerns regarding the article which appeared in your April 12 edition of the Times entitled “Budget will see residential tax rate increase by 4.78 percent.” My last assessed value was $297,000 so I used the $300,000 assessment value in my calculations. […]
Dear editor, A huge thank you to all the families who brought their children to the Rainy Lake Square to celebrate our 9th annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the local businesses who donated candy and stuffies for the prize baskets as well as a variety […]
Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Premier Doug Ford from North Bay Pride. Dear Premier Ford; We are writing to you for a few reasons. Foremost is to support the private member’s bill by MPP Kristyn Tam-Wong, which can be found here. https://www.kristynwongtam.ca/protect-drag This bill is very […]
Dear editor, What’s so amazing about Easter? For one thing, it’s remarkable that it’s still being observed after 2,000 years. And how are we observing it besides eating a fine meal, “Easter” eggs and chocolate bunnies? Let’s be reminded that the Lord Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth, whose virgin […]
Dear editor, Can the federal government, Transport Canada and VIA Rail make travel through Northern Ontario anymore complicated? I’m asking for a friend, because public transportation in this region clearly wasn’t designed for ordinary people needing to get from point A to point B. To begin with, VIA doesn’t connect […]
Dear editor, I would like to comment on the economic diversity of Ontario in general. It is no secret that much of the wealth of Ontario has come out of mineral and forestry resources extracted from Northern Ontario then sent to Southern Ontario which has enriched those who live in […]
Dear editor, A groomed cross country ski trail on private property takes many hours of preparation and maintenance. A trespassing snowmobiler can trash it in a few minutes. Please be respectful of other people’s work. Phil Whatley