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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Policies

All newspapers encourage letters to the editor and intend to print the opinions of their readers with as few restrictions as possible. The Fort Frances Times is no exception.

Rules governing letters to the editor in the Fort Frances Times are:

  1. All letters must be signed, and the name of the write will be printed with all letters published.
  2. The writer must submit his/her letter in person and satisfactory identify themselves, or submit a telephone number to be used to verify that the letter was actually written by the person whose name is included on it, delaying publication if necessary to make the verification.
  3. Letter will not be accepted from people outside the local coverage area unless the letters are written on a topic of primarily local interest.
  4. If a letter attacks another individual or group, the Times will allow a response in the same edition.
  5. Letters should not exceed 300 words and may be edited for length and content.

A poem

Dear editor,

I wept today for our loss,

A devil of evil, who looked like us.

Takes away our innocent, Prayers just don’t seem

to be enough.

Unable to grieve, to give comfort to those in such

great need.

He hide like an angel of light, wearing a uniform.

And he took so many innocent lives.

Public debate still needed on Sunny Cove

Dear editor,

I am happy to report than I received more than 271 responses to my Letter to the editor. All but two supported my position, calling for a public meeting of council to have an open and transparent meeting, to hear the public views regarding Council's wishes to sell Sunny Cove, for reasons not yet fully or properly explained to the public and without public input.


Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to Mr. Allan T. Bedard's letter dated Wednesday, April 29, 2020. I feel obligated to clarify several of Mr. Bedard's points and provide further commentary.


Dear Editor,

This is in response to Mr. Bedard's request, and I quote “. . . that Town Council develop a new By-law that calls for a mandatory public meeting, that is well advertised, allowing a public meeting to take place before any land or property is changed from its present purpose, occupancy, sold or rented out.”


Dear Editor,

There is no need for me to remind everyone that we are going through some very strange and stressful times. I am sure that everyone is coping in the ways that are best for them and for the health of our country, as we practice social distancing.