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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

‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Andrea and Perry Schoffner of Winnipeg were among those who got dolled up Saturday night for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s annual fall gala, this year entitled “Mobsters and Dames.” Held at the Fort Frances Curling Club, the event featured a tasty meal prepared by local chef Todd Moxham, a dessert bar, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, a penny table, a big 50/50 game, f

Inspirational art

Jenna Bailey, right, and Tatum Ronmark got to work on their chalkboard art project this morning during the “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It!)” self-esteem retreat for young women being held this weekend at Sunny Cove Camp. All participants were asked to select an inspirational quote that would be transferred onto a black canvas.

Picnic smiles

Rayna Kelly, left, and Layla James Kelly enjoyed a delicious meal yesterday during the Fort Frances Day Care’s family barbecue outside the Children’s Complex. The free event, for day-care children and their families, featured a barbecued supper, activities, and bouncy castles.

Terry Fox Run raises $4,000

While it didn’t top last year’s event in terms of participants or money raised, organizers of this year’s Terry Fox Run were pleased with the outcome.

The local “Marathon of Hope,” held Sunday at the Sorting Gap Marina, drew about 57 participants and raised more than $4,000 for cancer research—down from the 80 participants and $6,300 raised last September.

Terry Fox T-shirt

Joey Payeur, co-organizer of this year’s Terry Fox Run here, showed off one of the 2016 T-shirts that will be sold on site during Sunday’s event at the Sorting Gap Marina. A fundraiser breakfast will take place there first from 9-11 a.m., with the annual 5K event getting underway at noon.

Local teen enjoying chance to give input on education

Mira Donaldson is ready to let her voice be heard as she prepares to offer her input on education as part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council.

The Grade 10 student at Fort High, who was chosen to be part of the advisory council back in the spring, recently attended a second meeting of the group at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre near Orillia.