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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


Walking for a cause

A group of walkers made their way along Scott Street late yesterday morning during their final day of a week-long “Walk for Good Life” to raise funds and awareness for the Good Life for Young People—Oshki-Aa-yaa’aag Mino Bimaadiziiwin Foundation. The group walked 50 miles a day while making their way through the heart of Treaty #3 territory.

Creative cooking

Participants of the Rec’n Crew’s “Creative Cooking” summer program made a batch of “Oreo Frog cookies” this morning at the Memorial Sports Centre. Using pretzels, peanut butter. chocolate, Oreos, and candy, the youngsters seemed to enjoy their yummy creations.

Winning bass

Joe Thrun (foreground) and Jim Moynagh proudly showed off their winning bass to an enthusiastic crowd under the big tent Saturday during the final weigh-in of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The Minnesota duo brought in a three-day total of 57.76 pounds to capture their third-straight title and fifth overall.

Gobbling doughnuts

Children of all ages tried to wolf down their doughnut the fastest yesterday during the popular “No-hands Donut-Eating Contest”—just one of the many activities held at Daytime Land in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Activities, such as mini-putt, laser tag, and barrel train rides, continue there today and tomorrow.

Wall of Fame

Dayna DeBenedet, youth services officer with the local Service Canada Centre for Youth, put the finishing touches on the “Humble Beginnings Wall of Fame” display at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday.

Hook, line and sinker

Participants of The Rec’n Crew’s “Hook, Line and Sinker” summer program lined the docks across from the Harbourage yesterday as they tried to get a bite. The theme lasts for the week (to coincide with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship) while other upcoming programs include “Creative Cooking” and “Go Green.”

Camp crafts

During their first day at Sunny Cove, participants of the United Church camp worked on making name tags and other crafts. The camp runs for the week, and includes swimming and canoeing as well as songs, friendship, and fellowship.

Bass babies

Jessica Ogden, of Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Upsilon), set up the photos for the second-annual “Bass Baby Contest” yesterday at The Place. The contest, held in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, will be on display at The Place until July 22 and then will be located under the big tent for the duration of the FFCBC.