Make every word count

With the upcoming elections it will be imperative to limit the length of your letters and we will be sticking to our 300 word maximum. If you can’t say what you want to in those number of words consider an opinion piece.

The Sooke News Mirror provides a couple of different platforms for your comments and letters, the letters to the editor and Disqus.com on the web site.

With the upcoming elections it will be imperative to limit the length of your letters and we will be sticking to our 300 word maximum. If you can’t say what you want to in those number of words consider an opinion piece.

It should be noted though that this space is limited and your letter may end up being held back for a number of weeks. If we send it back to you, it’s not a rejection but rather a request to shorten your words. We select local letters on local issues first and rarely print letters from outside the community unless they relate to local issues.Make every word count, don’t digress from your point of view and limit the number of adjectives. The point of Letters to the Editor is to deal with local issues, not people. Cheap potshots and name calling will send your letter to the wastebasket. We are not here to advance anyone’s political career.On our Disgus forum, it should be noted that it will be monitored and the same rules apply there although you can write under the cover of an email address. It should be noted as well that we will not publish in the newspaper or on the Disgus forum banter between two people, arguments or comments which amount to name-calling and put downs. Keep your dignity folks, because we know who you are even though your name may not appear on the Disgus forum. The Sooke News Mirror is your soapbox and we welcome your letters. Send them via email, fax or post.