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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

Mine activity

Several Komatsu 830E trucks were busy hauling clay and rock from the New Gold mine site north of Barwick last week. General manager Grant Goddard is pleased with the progress of the mine development, as well as other areas of the Rainy River Project, such as the building of the processing plant, which is set to be commissioned next June. Turn to A5 for the full story.

Walking for Alzheimer’s

A group set out on a 5K walk along the waterfront here Saturday as part of the Kenora/Rainy River Districts Alzheimer Society’s annual “Walk for Alzheimer’s.” The event, which started and ended at the Sorting Gap Marina, brought in $7,368, with more money still trickling in. A second group set out simultaneously in the opposite direction to complete a two-km walk.

Petting zoo

Aubrynn Tucker enjoyed a visit with the lambs at the petting zoo, hosted by Mark Gerber, during Alberton’s 125th birthday celebration Saturday. Organized by the Alberton rec committee, the day-long celebration included a pancake breakfast, kids’ games, face-painting, a dunk tank, food vendors, and live music by local band “Centre-Line.”

Big bubble

Mellodey Sinclair, five, had fun making big bubbles yesterday during the family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) night and barbecue at Robert Moore School.

Cake-cutting celebration

Curves owner Angel Andrushuk, left, cut into one of two watermelon cakes surrounded by staff and members Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her business. Today marks the end of the weekly celebration, which featured discounts on all in-stock apparel and merchandise, daily draws, free sign-up, and a draw for a three-month membership.

New to school

Third-grader Piper Felix helped Maelle Easton, four, with an activity during the Early Years “Play Date” at J.W. Walker School yesterday morning. The sessions, held at many schools throughout the district over the past few weeks, were aimed at youngsters who will be starting school this fall as a way to prepare them for September.

Watering plot

Emma Williamson watered her plot at the Fort Frances Community Garden yesterday evening during the Kids Garden Club. The youngsters were busy planting their crops, with the help of parents, grandparents, and local gardeners. They also put up signs they had painted previously as a rainy day activity. The signs were made and donated by the Sister Kennedy Centre.