Dear Fort Frances, I have been privileged to represent this community as your mayor for the last four years. I have worked in good faith for the betterment of our residents through everything I have done. We have seen many improvements and projects during this term: I personally have been […]

Dear editor, There is a real milestone that happens this Thursday, December 1, 2022. It will be 100 years since my grandfather, Roy McTaggart took over the operation of a clothing store from Mr. Fred Henderson. I believe the store was on Mowat south of Scott St. in Fort Frances. […]

Dear editor, Wow! I always knew Fort Frances and surrounding area had a vast amount of talent, but The Drowsy Chaperone absolutely blew me away! What a fun evening that was! This musical within a comedy was held a the Townshend Theatre from Nov. 17-20. The cast and crew put […]

Dear editor, What a phenomenal Christmas parade that was held this past Saturday! The community was so supportive with their participation of floats. The variety of entries that were decorated with lights and music was a sight to behold! It seemed to be a never-ending parade with the culmination of […]

Dear editor, As a recently retired member of the Emo Fire Dept. with over 20 years of service I found the comments by Chief Griffith of the A.C.E.L Fire Departments on B93 radio regarding practice numbers upsetting. I have spoken to several firefighters from A.C.E.L and was told practice numbers […]

Dear editor, It is truly unfortunate that we as a society only grab a hold of just enough information to support a certain predetermined line of thinking, and not consider all the pertinent information. This “interview” that the retired Deputy Chief is quoting are sound clips that I believe were […]

Dear editor, Last summer, I was in Salmon Arm B.C., I noticed there hanging flower pots/baskets, were so high off the ground, only the birds could see the pretty flowers. On my way back to Ontario, I stopped in a little place called Indian Head Saskatchewan and there were hanging flower […]

Dear editor, If leading by example is best practice, Doug Ford is a poor teacher. Invoking the notwithstanding clause encourages tyrants and would-be tyrants across the country. Mr. Ford now joins Francois Legault, Danielle Smith, and Scott Moe in assaults against democracy. Democracy is fragile and must be defended. It […]

Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Premier Doug Ford from North Bay Pride. Dear Premier Ford: North Bay Pride is writing to you to express our concerns over actions taken against the educational workers in the Province of Ontario, many who are members of our pride community. […]

Dear editor, In a step back in reconciliation efforts, the federal and provincial governments have decided to exclude the voices of urban Indigenous Peoples at their annual justice meeting with National Indigenous leaders. The vast majority of Indigenous people now live in urban and rural areas and face ongoing systemic racism […]

Dear editor, The municipal election is coming up in my hometown of Fort Frances, and there are two very distinct visions for the town on the ballot: On the one hand, there’s Ken Perry. I remember when I presented to Council about my petition to rename Colonization Road – I […]

To the editor, Mayor June Caul and Mayor Harley Droba, I was born and raised in Fort Frances and return every summer to the family cabin that my Mom and Dad built in 1952. I am in my eighth decade of travelling on and enjoying Rainy Lake. When I return […]