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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


New digs

Kyle Thomson worked with a group of students from his Grade 7 French class yesterday afternoon at Fort Frances High School as the 2016-17 school year kicked off across the district. The former J.W. Walker students happily were settling into their new location—a designated section of Fort High.

Goodbye hug

Having recently moved here from Sioux Lookout, Terri Seguin gave a goodbye hug to her daughter, Addy, who started SK at St. Michael’s School here this morning. Elementary and high school students across the district headed back to class to kick off the 2016-17 school year.

Fair royalty

2016 Emo Fair Queen Harleigh Brow-Rose, centre, was flanked by Second Princess Janissa Judson, left, and First Princess Taylor McQuaker following the annual crowning ceremony last Thursday evening at the Emo Arena. Taylor also was named Miss Congeniality while the Dorothy Bonot Award went to Meagan Anderson.

Crowning moment

2015 Emo Fair Queen Caitlin Anderson, right, handed over her crown to the Harleigh Brow-Rose after she was named this year’s queen at the Emo Arena last night following the entertainment portion of the annual competition. Also crowned were First Princess Taylor McQuaker and Second Princess Janissa Judson.

Mini-queen

Reigning Mini-Queen Cassandra Armstrong secured the cape around Vayda Steele’s shoulders after she was named this year’s Emo Fair Mini-Queen yesterday evening at the Emo Arena. Callum Galusha, meanwhile, was crowned as Mini-King. A total of three boys and five girls answered questions in hopes of winning the respective titles.

'Princess' visitors

Peyton Jourdain, seven, visited with “princesses” yesterday during Weechi-it-te-win Family Services’ annual Children’s Days at the Nanicost grounds on Couchiching. The event, which featured a free lunch, bouncy castles, games, face-painting, cultural teachings, and numerous other activities, run both Tuesday and yesterday. A children’s pow-wow also took place there today.

Teachers’ dispute still at impasse

With still no deal between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 5B and the Rainy River District School Board, teachers have decided to opt out of extra-curricular activities.

“Everything stays in place as it was last year which, for other than the days we weren’t working, were seamless for the students,” local OSSTF president Kent Kowalski said yesterday.

Ice cream treat

Emo Fair Queen hopeful Harleigh Brow-Rose handed over an ice cream sundae to Rainycrest resident Bruce Holmlund last Thursday evening during a visit there by the four contestants and the 2015 royalty. Those vying for the crown this year also include Meagan Anderson, Janissa Judson, and Taylor McQuaker.