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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


Sharing the gift of music

His lips curled into a soft smile; his eyes a little more full of the personality his wife remembers.

His toe gives a little tap as he listens to the John Cash tune playing through the headphones he wears.

Walter Laing’s life used to be full of music and now that he’s been reintroduced to the melodies he once adored, his wife, Irene, sees a glimpse of the man he once was.

FASD display

Kate Baird, right, and Heather Watts checked out a display about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder on Friday at the United Native Friendship Centre here during the event marking FASD Awareness Day.

‘Real Deal’ fundraiser

Marc McNay, of the hunting-based TV show “The Real Deal,” kept things rolling during his fundraising event and pre-screening party Saturday night at the Copper River Inn here. The event featured games, auctions, prizes, appetizers, and some never-before-seen footage from the show, which currently is airing for its second season on Wild TV.

Play auditions

Lauren Hyatt read an excerpt from Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” as she auditioned yesterday for a role in the upcoming presentation being staged by Fort Frances Little Theatre. Anyone interested in trying out is welcome to attend a second audition session at Knox United Church tonight from 7-9 p.m. The cast includes four males, six females, eight boys, and nine girls.

Tickets still available for ‘Real Deal’ showcase party

Marc McNay hopes people get their tickets soon so they don’t miss out on his fundraising event and pre-screening party set for this Saturday (Sept. 10) at the Copper River Inn here.

McNay will be showcasing some never-before-seen footage from his hunting-based TV show, “The Real Deal,” which currently is airing for its second season on Wild TV.

Improv scene

Angelina Morris, left, Mya Scott, and Hallee Nugent acted out an improv scene last night during the final session of Fort Frances Little Theatre’s “Drama for Young People” summer workshop, which saw two teams go head-to-head in an improv battle. The weekly sessions had been running throughout July and August, with another one to start up after Christmas.

Kiss from mom

Onalee Derksen gave her daughter, Rylie, a goodbye kiss yesterday morning outside of St. Michael’s School as the four-year-old headed to her very first day of school. Elementary and high school students across the district headed back to class to kick off the 2016-17 school year.