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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


Big gun

Kian McCoy-Jourdain learned about the firing mechanism on this C3 105 mm Howitzer during a demonstration Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Memorial Sports Centre. The 116th Independent Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Canadian Armed Forces, is based out of Kenora but its area of responsibility spans from Red Lake to Dryden to Fort Frances.

Final shift

After 32 years, Gary Nixon, accompanied by his wife, Diana, exited one of the rear entrances at Resolute Forest Products last Thursday after his final shift there. A small group of family and friends awaited Nixon, who was the last hourly worker at the local mill that was closed permanently back in May, 2014.

Bus safety

Students in Cheri Whatley’s Early Learning class at St. Michael’s School learned about bus safety yesterday from Holly Bruyere of Iron Range Bus Lines to mark National School Bus Safety Week.

Raking fundraiser

Cole Magill was busy raking leaves outside the Canadian Mental Health Association building on Portage Avenue during the Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Canadians’ “leaf rake and removal” fundraiser Saturday. The team split into several groups and, with the help of some parents, each tackled five or six yards, asking for a donation for their efforts.

Artillery demo

Sgt. Kevin Allard of the 116th Independent Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Canadian Armed Forces, provided local residents with information about the C3 105 mm Howitzer on Saturday during a demonstration in the parking lot at the Memorial Sports Centre.

Last Worker

Diana Nixon accompanied her husband, Gary, out one of the rear entrances at Resolute Forest Products yesterday after his final shift there. Nixon, who had worked at the local mill for 32 years, was the last hourly worker remaining.

Food donations

St. Michael’s School teachers Carla Harris and Cheri Whatley, far right, and several of the school’s students displayed the food they collected over a one-week span for the United Native Friendship Centre’s food bank. Tara Henttonen and Jennifer Kivimaki, at left, stopped by this morning to pick up the generous donation.

‘Vape’ shop changes hands

Resolution Vapes & E-liquids is transitioning to a new name with a new owner this week.

Alex T. Bruyere and his wife, Tanis Lesiuk, will be taking over the Scott Street business and calling it Generation’s Vaper Lounge.

“It’s an established business,” Bruyere said about the business initiated last year by Theiah MacDonald.