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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

New exhibit

Fort Frances Museum curator Pam Hawley, left, along with summer student Jillian Berry, put in place a collection of medals for a new exhibit focusing on John McCrae, who is best-known for writing the famous war memorial poem, “In Flanders Fields.” The exhibit, “Remembering John McCrae,” which is on loan from the Peterborough Museum, will run until the end of November.

Winning ticket

Angela Galusha, from “A Little Off The Top,” picked the winning ticket for the Kiwanis “Trip of the Month” draw at International Travel Services this morning as club member Irene Laing looked on. Karen and Dave Egan will be heading to San Antonio, Tex.—a prize valued at $2,400. October’s trip will be a Bermuda cruise worth $5,200.

Stallion tricks

This stallion showed off a maneuver in the “Airs Above the Ground” portion of the Lipizzaner Stallions show at the ’52 Canadians Arena here Friday night. A full house was on hand to view the intricate leaps and movements performed by the majestic horses.

Registration time

Students entering Grade 9 at Fort Frances High School lined up there this morning to register for the 2009-10 year. About 600 Grade 10-12 students registered in June, which allowed for a smooth registration week for staff. School begins for district students next Tuesday (Sept. 1).

Special visitor

Mac Voison, right, founder of M&M Meats, posed with employees Jenna Novak, left, and Jamie Nelson after getting a “tattoo” on his cheek at the local store Monday. Voisin, along with company CEO James Petrozzi, were touring stores in the region since he hadn’t visited here in several years.

First riders

Adrianna McCoy, left, and Kadynce Chabot got ready to ride the school bus last Thursday morning during the annual “First Rider” program held at Robert Moore. Two sessions were held, with more than 20 youngsters in each one, to teach school bus safety as well as prepare them for what it will be like to ride the bus this fall.

Dance moves

Whitney O’Donnell, left, Kellianne Legg, and Katherine Williams were among those on hand for a musical theatre workshop held by Trevor Barker at the Devlin Hall last night. The evening included some drama games, as well as learning a dance choreographed by Barker. Barker, a Devlin native, currently is living in Brandon, Man. and will be starring in the musical “Rent” there in October.