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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.
Staff Writer & Photographer

Walking for a cause

About 50 participants started off on the Tom Bruyere Memorial “20-Mile Walk for Dialysis” early this morning along the River Road (Highway 602). The group planned to make their way east to Fort Frances, arriving at North American Lumber between 1:30 and 2 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the local renal dialysis program.

Mother Goose time

Librarian Evelyn Norris showed Chloe Anderson the turtle puppet yesterday, with mom, Jessica, looking on, during the Mother Goose program at the Fort Frances Public Library. The 10-week sessions, which teach rhymes and stories to parents and babies, started up again this week.

Ushers still being sought for theatre

With the local chapters of Beta Sigma Phi no longer providing ushering services at the Townshend Theatre come month’s end, volunteers still are being sought to take over.

“I’ve had just four people call me,” noted Marlene McQuarrie, who sits on the theatre management board.

“So we really need to get some more people who are willing to help out,” she stressed.

Film screening

Filmmakers John Ruebartsch and Dena Aronson answered questions from the crowd yesterday afternoon during a screening of their 34-minute documentary, “Ober’s Island A Living Legacy,” at the Fort Frances Museum. The film examines the life, times, and legacy of conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer from the vantage point of his island home on Rainy Lake. A second screening took place at 7 p.m.

Teen photo contest

Children’s librarian Andrea Avis pointed out one of the winning photographs of the Fort Frances Public Library’s “Snap It” teen photo contest there this morning. The photographs are on display to help decorate the Teen Centre. A total of 113 entries were received with six winners being named—Jessica Ash, Kimika Alexander, Angela Cole, Erika Moffitt, Alyxandra Barnard and Sydnee McLeod.

Special visitor

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services executive director George Simard offered up a presentation to Manitoba’s Minister of Family Services and Housing Gord Mackintosh and his advisors yesterday in the Nanicost gymnasium. The visitors were there to learn about Weech-it-te-win Family Services and perhaps bring some similar practices back to their province.