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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

Striking workers

Members of Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 607 set up a picket line at Innovative Civil Constructors Inc.’s construction site office off the Noden Causeway yesterday morning. In an effort to have their voices heard over a labour issue, the strike didn’t impact traffic on the Causeway. Project managers were set to visit the site this morning.

Costume parade

Students at St. Michael’s School showed off their costumes to family and friends as they paraded across the stage there yesterday prior to heading back to their classrooms to participate in Hallowe’en activities.

‘Trunk or Treat’

Jolene Richert, at her “Jamberry Trunk,” asked Jordynne Bruyere if she wanted a trick or treat during the third-annual “Trunk or Treat” event yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library. Despite the drizzly weather, organizers of the Hallowe’en event have deemed it a success, with an estimated 800 youngsters visiting the 14 decorated vehicles in the library’s parking lot.

Painting pumpkins

Nickolas Wood, left, along with his older brothers, Christopher and Aaron, enjoyed decorating pumpkins at the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday afternoon. Two sessions were offered during the day off from school, with many of the pumpkins being entered into a contest to be voted on during today’s “Trunk or Treat” event there.

Cloverbelt spread

Samantha Pearson, left, and Elaine Fischer of the Northwestern Health Unit filled their plates with some of the local samples available to try at a consumer information session hosted by the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op at the Rainy River Future Development Corp. office here yesterday.

‘Zombie’ attack

Katelyn Bruyere was about to turn cannibalistic on Mackenzie Wright, one of the two narrators from Fort High’s version of “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse,” during the presentation of the play yesterday afternoon to fellow students. The cast then took to the Townshend Theatre stage for the opening night of the show, which runs there again tonight and tomorrow beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Planting tulips

Laurel Halvorsen helped her great-niece, Elena Bottomley, plant tulip bulbs on the east side of the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday morning as part of Ontario Public Library Week festivities. A small group of volunteers joined to plant the special bulbs that, come spring, will bloom red and white to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.