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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


Cooking bannock

Students from local schools looked on as the cooking of bannock was demonstrated this morning during the Fall Harvest Preparation workshops at the Nanicost grounds. The workshops, which include lessons on preparing wild rice, wild meats, and traditional teas, runs until Thursday. The event is hosted by Seven Generations Education Institute, and has been taking place for 16 years.

Remembering Terry

Fort High students walked and ran around the school grounds Friday afternoon as they participated in the Terry Fox Run there. Students were asked to donate a minimum of a dollar and teachers also contributed. A final tally had not yet been determined as of press time this morning.

Bottle drive

Kayla Elders and Ryan Brady sorted bottles Saturday during a bottle drive fundraiser to help raise money for some Fort High students to take a trip to France next March. Students, along with their parents who helped out, raised a little over $1,000.

Shoreline clean-up

J.W. Walker students helped fill up a bag with garbage during the “TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup” held here yesterday. Students, along with staff and other volunteers, joined in the annual event which saw 1,500 clean-up sites across Canada and more than 50,000 participants.

Banner designs chosen

In conjunction with Phase II of the local Heritage Tourism project, designs have been selected for the banners that will be hung to help direct people through the downtown area and along the La Verendrye Parkway.

“The banners are being established in areas to provide way-finding,” explained Fort Frances Museum curator Paw Hawley, who sits on the project committee.

Riverside to amalgamate nursing floors

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will amalgamate the two nursing floors at La Verendrye Hospital here onto one effective Oct. 12, with Complex Continuing Care and Pediatrics being moved down to St. Andrew’s.

As first reported in Friday’s Daily Bulletin, Riverside president and CEO Wayne Woods said it’s mainly occurring because of “low [patient] census.”

Go Muskies

Fort High studets cheered o their favourite players during the annual Homecoming football game Friday afternoon. Alas, the black-and-gold were blanked 51-0 by the visiting Vincent Massey Trojans of Winnipeg to fall to 0-2 on the young WHSFL season.