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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

Cutting hair

Marnie Redford of the Hair & Body Care Shoppe in Emo cut the long locks of Aelise Lucas-Engberg, seven, who raised $2,100 for Tamarack House in this year’s “Cuts for Cancer.” Dax Laplante, seven, and Derek Horton had their heads shaved, raising $548 and $187, respectively.

Court musician

Court musician Patrice Langlois, of Compagnie Les Voisins, provided the music during “The Queen of Colours” show that wrapped up this season of the “Kids and Company” entertainment series yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. Audience members enjoyed watching a cartoon brought to life by the onstage court painter. Shows for the 2016-17 series will be announced soon.

Mexican fiesta

Rainycrest dietary manager Dwayne Hunking handed over a cup of bean salad to a disguised Ruth Caldwell yesterday during the Rainycrest Volunteer Appreciation Mexican Fiesta in Hallett Hall there. The luncheon featured a tasty taco salad meal from the “cantina,” followed by dessert, as well as some prizes and games. Staff even said “gracias” to the volunteers by singing to those on hand.

‘Blanket Exercise’ workshop aims to improve relations

The Right Relations Circle of Rainy River District, a group seeking to improve relationships between First Nations and the descendants of non-aboriginal settlers, with support from the United Church of Canada, is hosting a workshop next Wednesday (April 27) to share the historic and contemporary relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada.

Youth art project installed at college

Stepping inside the local campus of Confederation College, you used to be greeted by bare, grey walls.

Not anymore.

The foyer now is colourful and bright since a paper maché project—made by last year’s summer youth art camp here—was installed last month.

“It’s a very ambitious camp,” noted program officer Kathy Egan.

“They create, plan, and finish by Friday.”

Pink parade

Students and staff at Fort High marched through the halls there last Wednesday during a parade celebrating “Day of Pink,” which is the international day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia in schools and communities. Many local businesses and agencies also celebrated the day by wearing pink, sharing pink-coloured goodies, and spreading the message of inclusivity.