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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


Courthouse tour

Janet Minor, treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, took a closer look at some of the old photos displayed in the law library at the Fort Frances Courthouse while on a tour there Monday. She met with Couchiching Chief Brian Perrault Treaty #3 Grand Chief Warren White in the afternoon, followed by the courthouse tour and a dinner with members of the Rainy River District Law Association.

‘Camp Read-A-Lot’

Jaxon Grimard, left, and Jonah Homer were reading under the “stars” yesterday at Robert Moore School, where their Early Years classroom had been transformed into “Camp Read-A-Lot”—complete with trees, tents, and even a canoe. All three Early Years classes are participating in the week-long camp, which includes plenty of camping activities and a focus on literacy.

Law visitor

Janet Minor, treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, checked out the law library at the Fort Frances Courthouse yesterday while on a tour led by Jennifer Coombe, Supervisor of Court Operations.

Two-Spirit speaker

Ma-Nee Chacaby, a Two-Spirit Ojibwa-Cree elder, conducted a workshop during a student symposium yesterday at La Place Rendez-Vous that focused on LGBTQ-Straight Alliance School-Based Programs. Through a series of keynote speakers and workshops, more than 60 students from four different school boards learned about inclusivity.

Community chat

Kevin Welbes Godin (OECTA–Special Project Co-ordinator: Equity and Inclusion) from EGALE spoke during an open chat session about available LGBTQ support services Tuesday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. “Community Chat Rooms” on other topics likely are to be held there down the road.

Picket line

Members and supporters of OSSTF District 5B took to the picket line for the sixth time in six weeks after talks with the Rainy River District School Board, through a Ministry of Labour mediator, ended after 12 hours on Tuesday.

Dance partner

While performing his lip-syncing rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Jay McFarlane enticed June Caul onto the dance floor during the “Sync or Swim” social hosted by the Fun in the Sun committee Saturday night at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.

Lip-syncing fun

Cynthia Donald, left, and Johnathan Price, right, performed the B-52’s “Love Shack” during the lip-syncing portion of the “Sync or Swim” social hosted by the Fun in the Sun committee Saturday night at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The event, which also featured games like mini putt and limbo, as well as a penny table, was held to raise money to fund Canada Day activities here.

Dress giveaway

Curvy Chick owner Jennifer Horton, right, helped Morgan Gibson find a dress for her Grade 8 graduation yesterday during the store’s third-annual dress giveaway. About $300 was collected in donations that will be given to the local “Community Chest.”