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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


Winning ticket

Ken Manty of Sight & Sound Audiotronic picked the winning ticket in the Kiwanis Club’s “Trip of the Month” draw this morning at International Travel Services while Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. The August winners are Velma Jardine and John Cameron of Thunder Bay who will be heading to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—a trip valued at $3,800.

Kids enjoy first-ever welding camp here

Some 19 youngsters participated in the first-ever “Mind Over Metal” welding camp last week offered by Seven Generations Education Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Welding Association Foundation and the Rainy River District School Board.

“The kids really seemed to enjoy the camp and the experience,” enthused S.G.E.I. post-secondary co-ordinator Don Eldridge.

Welding torch

Kathryn Fischer, 12, worked on her welding skills Thursday during the “Mind Over Metal” camp offered by the Seven Generations Education Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Welding Association Foundation and Rainy River District School Board.

Welding camp

Carter Robinson, 14, worked on his welding skills yesterday during the “Mind Over Metal” camp offered by Seven Generations Education Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Welding Association Foundation and the Rainy River District School Board.

Sanding project

Laura Cochrane was busy sanding pieces to complete her wooden fish project yesterday during the week-long “Intro to Woodworking” camp offered by Confederation College here. Instructed by Vince Gouin, the participants learned how to use the scroll saw, band saw, drill saw, mitre saw, and disk/belt sander while creating a butterfly and fish intarsia wood mosaic.

‘Jail or Bail’ going ahead

Despite only securing a few “felons,” the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club’s annual “Jail or Bail” still is going ahead.

Set for this Saturday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, the event date was changed this year to be held in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Emo hoping to grow its farmers’ market

Emo’s “Local Market” has been running each Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Rainy River Meats on Front Street since June—and organizers would like to see more vendors participate.

“We’ve really only had a couple of people come out so far,” noted Krista Anderson of the Northwestern Health Unit office in Emo, though adding it has the potential to thrive.

Produce stand

Charlene Gustafson purchased some raspberries from Annie van Rozen at A.G.’s Produce booth during Emo’s “Local Market” on Friday. Located next to Rainy River Meats on Front Street, the market is looking for more vendors to sell locally-grown or produced items each week from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Make ’n bake

Amy Norris looked on as instructor Meghan Spooner taught those attending the “Make ’N Bake” camp how to cover a cake in fondant yesterday. The group spent the week learning about making and decorating cookies, cupcakes, and cakes, which culminated with a tea and certificate presentation today.

Market open

Abigail Gerber saw a steady stream of patrons Tuesday as Gerber’s Mini Mart opened its annual stand for business in the Canadian Tire parking lot here. A variety of fruit and locally-grown farm-fresh veggies are available to purchase there Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.