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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

First ride

Sha’re Skinner hopped off the school bus yesterday, followed by older sister, Jaden, while participating in the annual “First Rider” program at Robert Moore School. Two sessions were held, with more than 20 youngsters in each, to teach school bus safety as well as prepare them for what it will be like to ride the bus this fall.

Grand opening

Many turned out for the open house at Gillons’ Insurance yesterday to celebrate its merger with Cousineau Insurance Brokers and the grand opening of its newly-renovated offices. On hand to cut the ribbon were Stacey Cridland, left, Larry Cousineau, Duane Cridland, Ted Fitzgerald, deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs, Grace Cridland, and Christine Cridland.

Young Tanner now ‘just a typical kid’

Tanner McCormick has spent the first few years of his life battling the effects of being born with an interhemispheric cyst inside his brain, but miraculously the now four-year-old is just like any regular kid.

“He likes to do all the things a typical boy his age likes to do,” said his mom, Kristen. “He just doesn’t stop all day long—it’s amazing.

Champion steer

First year 4-H’er Nick Teeple, 10, proudly showed off his Charolais-Simmental cross named “Buddy,” who took the Grand Champion market steer title at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s Fall Fair in Emo over the weekend. The steer was purchased by Dan Loney of Cloverleaf Grocery for $2.64 per pound.

Dress rehearsal

Dana Elders, left, Lauren Gurski, and Brittany Hayes rehearsed their “Honey Honey” number Sunday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming “True Up North Mamma Mia” musical, which will be performed tomorrow through Saturday (Aug. 20-22) at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

‘Barnyard Olympics’

Ben Morrisseau was blindfolded as he pushed partner Halle Shypit in the wheelbarrow race as part of the “Barnyard Olympics” event held at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual Fall Fair in Emo on Saturday. The teams also participated in a rubber boot dash and horseshoe toss. Five pairs competed, with Justin Bujold and Taylor Meyers finishing in first place.

Dress rehearsal

Brendan Hyatt, left, John Dutton, and Ken Brown rehearsed a scene from “True Up North Mamma Mia” yesterday at the Townshend Theatre. The show will run there this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Aug. 20-22) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, cost $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12.