Bicycles are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product other than the automobile. Each year in Canada and the United States, hundreds of children aged 14 and under are killed in bicycle-related accidents and more than 400,000 are injured. Some 90 percent of bicycle-related deaths are the […]

Dear sir: In response to the article, “Clinic in hunt for more doctors,” that appeared in the Fort Frances Times on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, I would like to clarify and correct the information that was reported. •The Health Professionals Recruitment Tour, not “team,” is sponsored by the ministries of […]

Dear sir: A friend suggested I visit the new Townshend Theatre, which he said was a real credit to a community of our size. I took his advice and was in complete agreement with this assessment! Whenever I hear the name Townshend, my personnel computer triggers my memory button. I […]

Dear Mr. Editor: A Minute of Silence, a Moment of Sound–these are the watchwords of the United Nations International Peace Day. On the third Tuesday of September at noon, people throughout the world are invited to join the delegates of the United Nations General Assembly in a minute of silence […]

In loving memory of Wilena Frederica Runkowski, aged 88, of 550 Osborne Street, Fort Frances, who passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999. Wilena is survived by her nephews Ralph Eggen of Crown Point, Indiana and Bogdan Fraczkiewicz of Fort Frances and their families. Wilena was […]

Dear sir: Hi, it’s me again, Joey Lee, and I just wanted to let everyone know what a great time I had at the “Bassin for Bucks” tournament in Sioux Narrows last weekend. Although we didn’t do all that great, it meant a lot to me that my step-dad, Rod […]

Dear editor: The Ministry of Natural Resources has directed forest planning management teams to defy the law by relaxing the 260-hectare legal limit on the size of clearcuts. In part, this is compensation in exchange for the forest companies’ co-operation in fulfilling the “Lands for Life” mandate. Moreover, the MNR […]

In loving memory of Angeline Medicine, age 44, of Manitou Rapids First Nation, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 at International Falls, Min. Angeline is survived by her husband Wayne Morrisseau, children Curtis, Jon, and Kristie all of Rainy River First Nation (Manitour Rapids). She will be […]

Dmytro (Dan) Sokil passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 13, 1999 at Kensington Village in London, Ont. in his 90th year. He was the beloved husband of the late Micheline (Lena) Sokil (1990); dearly loved father of Louise Coppen and husband, Bill, of Red Lake, Ont., Beth Drechsler of Coburg, Ont., […]

Dear sir: So, after much designing and re-designing, we have a new facility with “state of the art equipment”–the theatre called Townshend Theatre. This is great for our town. I was happy to see Natalie MacMaster is coming back to our town, and that she will be playing at the […]

Dear sir: Re: Student shuttle bus (Daily Bulletin, Sept. 2, 1999). How very thoughtful for the Business Improvement Area to provide a shuttle service for students at the new high school complex. Ironically, the BIA seems ready to shell out dollars to bring students away from school to hang out […]

Dear editor: At a time when victims of tobacco products are aggressively and successfully using a multi-billion-dollar tobacco industry, I can’t imagine why any province, school board, or college would expose itself to an equally aggressive court action. The article, “Battle over smoking smoldering at college,” in last Wednesday’s Fort […]