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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 donations

Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis and Donna Haney, who often works for the local Salvation Army, were the first to make a donation to the Christmas kettle campaign that kicked off Monday morning at Walmart. Getting an earlier start than normal, a kettle also is now up at Safeway while the ones at Canadian Tire and the LCBO will start Dec. 1.

Poster winners

Flora Danylchuk, left, and Donna Lowey, right, of the Fort Frances Lions Club honoured the winners of the club’s annual peace poster contest yesterday evening during an appreciation dinner at the Sister Kennedy Centre. Pictured here are Kassy Michl (Robert Moore), Ashton Cousineau (Crossroads), Terra Carlson (J.W. Walker/Fort Frances High School), and Tessah Labbe (St. Francis).

Kettle kickoff

Nick Wreggitt, left, and Jim Fowler of the Fort Frances Lakers, along with Salvation Army communities ministries manager Jill Pernsky, Jodi Forbes of Walmart, Mayor Roy Avis, Lt. Ryan MacDonald, and volunteer Donna Haney, kicked off the local Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign yesterday morning at Walmart.

Rainycrest bazaar

Sherri and Hayden Eisenzopf checked out some of the Christmas decorations available to purchase Saturday afternoon during the Rainycrest Auxiliary’s fall bazaar and bake sale there. The well-attended event included a penny table, 50/50 draw, a “gently-used” table, a residents’ craft table, and refreshments.

Soldier display

St. Francis School students Emily Fitzgerald, left, Julianna Rousseau, Piper Miller, Simon Blanchet, and Liam McEvoy showed off the Remembrance Day display there this morning, which features photos and certificates of students’ relatives. Students were asked to share photos of family members who have served in the war or are currently in the military.

Lower speed limit sought near school

The Rainy River District School Board is concerned about the speed limit in front of Crossroads School in Devlin and is asking the Ministry of Transportation to reduce it from 80 km/h to 60 km/h.

Director of Education Heather Campbell noted in a recent letter to Transportation minister Steven Del Duca that a speed of 80 km/h in front of the school is excessive and dangerous.