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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

Playing at beach

Despite cloudy skies, Emily, left, Chelsea, and Julie Hamilton of Thunder Bay enjoyed playing in the sand at Pither’s Point beach Friday afternoon. More people will likely be taking to the beach the next couple of days as temperatures are expected to rise to 30 C (86 F) tomorrow.

Doors closing

Youth service officer Kaylie Lundgren handed out cupcakes to passersby on Scott Street during the Fort Frances Service Canada Centre for Youth’s “Bon Voyage Office Closing Event” on Friday afternoon. The office will reopen in May 2010.

Taco Lunch

Jesse Ranville, right, purchased a “taco tosser” yesterday at the Circle of Life building during a fundraiser put on by the staff of the United Native Friendship Centre. Money raised from the lunch will go towards a camping trip for the children involved in several programs there.

Exploring history

Gage Mitchell, who is almost two-years-old, stopped by the Fort Frances Museum with his dad yesterday morning to check out some of the exhibits there. The upstairs features permanent displays focussing on the Rainy River District, while the downstairs level is currently featuring an exhibit called “At the Point Park.”

Bass babies

Sydney Kellar, centre, seen here with her dad, Donald Kellar, was the first-place winner of Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Upsilon chapter’s “Bass Baby” contest. The second-place winner was Khadim Lawson, left, with mom, Jennifer Lawson, while the third-place baby was Shayna Shute, with her mom, Randi Fulford. They received prizes from Northwoods Gallery and Gifts, Canadian Tire and Betty’s.

Trip draw

Local volunteer Marjorie Katerick, right, who has been nominated for the national Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award, drew the name of the lucky winner for the Kiwanis “Trip of the Month” draw for August this morning at International Travel Services. Kiwanis member Irene Laing then announced that Kathi Gagne will be heading to Veradero, Cuba—a prize worth $4,600.

'Hawg trough'

Children enjoyed looking at the fish in the “hawg trough” that was located next to the big tent during the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship last week. Demonstrations also were offered up throughout the tournament.