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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


‘STEAM’ night

Future J.W. Walker School students Owen Gibson, left, and Parker Lake worked on their engineering skills at a building centre during the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) family night there yesterday evening. The packed gymnasium offered a variety of hands-on activities, including painting, math games, robots, and more.

Students given high school preview

Grade 6 and 7 students at J.W. Walker School got a preview to what high school will be like when they move into Fort High this fall during a session held there Friday.

Bill Daley, System Principal/Transition Co-ordinator, indicated the activity day—planned by the FFHS student leadership council—is just one of the initiatives to help students with the transition to high school.

Judson releases new song

Emo singer/songwriter Maverick Judson released his latest single called “Stay,” and an accompanying music video, on Monday and he’s hoping local residents will enjoy it.

“It’s really fun and makes you feel good,” Judson said about the song he wrote about a year ago while tinkering away in his studio.

“It rides a bit on your emotions but not too much,” he clarified.

Musical duet

Anne Jean (“Molly Jensen”) and Andrew Eldridge (“Sam Wheat”) sang “Here Right Now” during a rehearsal of “Ghost: The Musical,” which runs tonight through Saturday at the Townshend Theatre. Presented by Fort Frances High School, the musical gets underway at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Filling plates

A large crowd was on hand at the community barbecue for Thomas Chapais on Saturday evening at the Couchiching multi-use building. The meal consisted of bannock burgers, hotdogs, salads, chips, and a beverage, with a penny table and other prizes up for grabs. Funds raised will go to help with the youngster’s “Make A Wish” campaign to travel to Toronto to see the Blue Jays play.

Barbecue fundraiser

A large crowd was on hand at the community barbecue for Thomas Chapais on Saturday evening at the Couchiching multi-use building. The meal consisted of bannock burgers, hotdogs, salads, chips, and a beverage, with a penny table and other prizes up for grabs. Funds raised will go to help with the youngster’s “Make A Wish” campaign to travel to Toronto to see the Blue Jays play.

Musical rehearsal

Evan Caul, left, Jillian Armstrong, and Maria Gilbert were among the cast members of Fort High’s production of “Ghost” busy rehearsing at the Townshend Theatre yesterday afternoon. The musical, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, will take to the stage this Wednesday through Saturday (May 4-7) at 7:30 p.m.

Boy’s mother overwhelmed by support

Joanna Singleton is appreciative of the community support her son, Thomas Chapais, has received since it was discovered earlier this month that his cancer had returned.

“I’m just amazed and shocked and overwhelmed by all the support we have been receiving,” she said.

She noted they only moved to Fort Frances in 2014, although her family has lived in the area longer.