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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


‘Orange’ BBQ

Despite the chilly temperature, Robert Hamman, centre, along with Jaylene and Michelle Hamman, enjoyed a barbecued lunch Friday to mark “Orange Shirt Day,” which wass held to raise awareness of the residential school system.

Defending life

Terra Carlson was among those who lined the north side of Scott Street yesterday afternoon for “Life Chain 2016”—an hour of silent silent prayer and witness on behalf of voiceless fellow citizens such as unborn babies, vulnerable seniors, and physically- or mentally-challenged people. The annual event works toward a more life-affirming society, in addition to ending abortion and euthanasia.

Harvesting garden

Brayden Neurinski was busy helping with the harvest during a kids’ garden club session yesterday at the Fort Frances Community Garden. With a multitude of flourishing gardens, organizers are calling it another successful season. The kids’ club, along with the adult gardeners, will host an official season wrap-up on Oct. 12.

Auction bid

Dressed in their 1920s finest, Kerry Zucchiatti placed a bid on a silent auction item while Campbell Handberg looked on during the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s annual fall gala, this year entitled “Mobsters and Dames.” Held Saturday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club, the event raised $44,000 to support a complete “refresh” to the Special Care Unit at Rainycrest Long-Term Care her

In memory

Samaria Smith, left, and Mya Smith participated in a memorial walk Saturday morning in support of family and friends of missing and murdered indigenous women—in particular their family member, Ashley Smith, who was murdered in 2007.

Not forgotten

A contingent of district residents of all ages gathered Saturday morning for a memorial walk in support of family and friends of missing and murdered indigenous women. The walk, which started at the Sorting Gap Marina, was preceded by a traditional sunrise ceremony and offerings at the Nanicost grounds as well as a pancake breakfast at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.