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Heather Latter

Heather Latter has been a reporter/photographer at the Fort Frances Times since October, 2005. Originally from Emo, ON, she received her BJH (Bachelor of Journalism) with a combined honours in Music History from the University of King’s College in Halifax, NS. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

hlatter@fortfrances.com
Staff Writer & Photographer


Crossing numbers

Marina Jarvis participated in a B-I-N-G-O event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre last Wednesday afternoon as part of kids’ activities over the holiday break. The library also offered up a Pokémon session last Tuesday and then a “Let go my LEGO” event on Thursday.

Bingo time

Children of all ages—some getting assistance from adults—participated in a B-I-N-G-O event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday afternoon as part of kids’ activities over the holiday break. The library also offered up a Pokémon session on Tuesday while a “Let go my LEGO” event went this afternoon.

Christmas campaign makes history

Local Salvation Army workers are beaming after wrapping up a busy and successful Christmas campaign that made history with the amount of money, food, and toys donated.

“It was our best Christmas campaign ever,” enthused Lt. Ryan MacDonald.

“We had more people, we had more toys, more food,” echoed community ministries manager Jill Pernsky.

Special delivery

Matthew Rousseau made a special delivery to a home on Shevlin Avenue yesterday as Rae Ann Wood’s Grade 2 class from St. Michael’s School completed its “Random Acts of Christmas Kindness” campaign. They delivered treats to homes in the area, then heard a special story at the library before having their final swimming lesson.

A Choral Christmas

Members of the local singing group Bel Canto, including Connie Schwartz, left, Lisa Ogden-Latimer, Renee Martin-Brown, Rita Moorhouse, Amy LaFroy, and Kathy Mueller, performed “A Choral Christmas,” along with the Fort Frances Youth Ensemble yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library.

Picking toy

Matthew Strickland, along with his friends from J.W. Walker School, picked out a toy to purchase for the “Adopt-an-Angel” campaign put on by Kenora-Rainy River Child and Family Services. The Grade 4 students from Brad Hill’s class raised money from popcorn sales to shop for two “angels,” as well as to help supplement some of the other gifts.