To the editor: Hey, Ontario Hydro, please make arrangements to have one of your employees stop by my house every third day to reset all my clocks, my TVs, and the frabber-jammin-#@!%*!-freaking VCR!! While you’re at it, why don’t you reimburse all your clients who have had the hard drives […]

Dear editor: We were back for Chapple’s 100th birthday celebrations and feel that we must tell Barwick what a party it put on. It was a rousing success! The organizing committee did a fantastic job. We cannot conceive anything else happening again in our lifetime to equal what they did. […]

Clifford (Cliff) Berg, 88, of the Golden Age Manor, Emo, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999 at the Emo Hospital in Emo. He was born Jan. 8, 1911 in Kintyre, N.D. to the late LeRoy and Amanda Berg. At an early age, Clifford moved with his family to Canada […]

In loving memory of Edith Mary Desrosier, 71, of 206 6th St., Rainy River, Ont., who passed away peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999. Edith is survived by her husband, Maurice; daughters, Laurel Desrosier of Rainy River, Ont., and Eunice (Marg) […]

Larry L. Barkley passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ont. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl; dear father of Krissy, Scott, and Stephen; and loving grandfather of Bailey Lynch. He was the cherished brother of Ed and his wife, Evelyn, and sister, Jennifer; […]

Dear sir: I would like to address the situation down at the Sorting Gap Marina. As most people see it, things look pretty good down there. It’s a nice place to bring the family after dinner or on the weekends for an ice cream cone, Waterfront Whopper, or the famous […]

To the editor: I am writing concerning the issue of missing buoys on Rainy Lake that has been raised in the Times over the past several weeks. In 15 years on Rainy Lake, I have never seen the buoys in such an abysmal state. On a trip up the north […]

Dear sir: So now, John Ossachuk is whining because he under bid Jim Gladu two or three years ago [to maintain the buoys on Rainy Lake]. Gladu did the job as bid. Ossachuk cannot do the job as the new buoys are too heavy! Poor baby! Perhaps he should have […]

By Linda Wiens
Quetico Centre

They say the best things in life are free. I say the best things in life are free for the taking on. That’s how community spirit grows. It is one of the good things in life, and I’ve just had three great experiences of it. Friends now living in Toronto […]

Ian Campbell Noakes, formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a brief illness on July 15, 1999 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ont. He was the dearly beloved husband of Catherine; loving father of Frank and his wife, Cindy, of […]

At the Cafe in the Bailiwick the other morning, the local politicians were gathered for their caffeine intake and ruminating over the events of the July 1 celebrations. This celebration is the main occasion of the year when Bailiwick’s politicians–young and old–get out and press the flesh in anticipation of […]