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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


New program offered here aims to help abusive men

The Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program—or “I Am a Kind Man” program—is a new initiative being offered by the United Native Friendship Centre here to work with men who are abusive to their partners.

Buddy Loyie, who was hired about a month ago as the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin worker, understands the problem of men’s violence and abuse against women in aboriginal communities.

Stratton school to remain open

The future of Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton has been determined—it will remain open.

Northwest Catholic District School Board trustees made the decision at their regular monthly meeting last week after receiving a report from Director of Education Rick Boisvert.

A recommendation to keep the school open was presented and the decision was unanimous.

Christmas shopping

Timea Enge admired some of the Christmas snow globes available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts on Thursday evening during the annual “Girls’ Night Out” event on Scott Street. A number of downtown businesses participated in the promotion, with stores staying open until 8 p.m. and offering tax-free sales, as well as other discounts and deals, giveaways, refreshments, and draws.

Hopeful bidder

Gianna Gushulak had her sights set on a Barbie as she placed her bid during the “Spirit of Christmas” fundraiser at La Place Rendez-Vous on Sunday afternoon. Hosted by the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, the event featured a silent auction, refreshments, a bake table, knitting table, and gently-used Christmas decor to purchase.

Wrapped up

Monica Sus, organizer of this year’s “Spirit of Christmas” hosted by the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, put the finishing touches on this gift basket donated by Dr. Cam Moorhouse. The event will feature refreshments, a silent auction, a knitting table, and will take place Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Admission is $5.

‘Girls’ Night Out’

Anna Peters entered a draw to win one of two $50 gift certificates at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts last night during “Girls’ Night Out” on Scott Street. A number of downtown businesses participated in the promotion, with stores staying open until 8 p.m. and offering tax-free sales, as well as other discounts and deals, giveaways, refreshments, and draws.