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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


Trappers’ workshop

Spectators looked on as Jim Rogenrud of International Falls, above, demonstrated how to skin a beaver during the Rainy River District Trappers Council’s annual workshop Saturday at the Devlin Hall. The day included presentations, fur handling, a silent auction, and kids’ games.

Rocket scientist

Natalie Panek, a rocket scientist, explorer, and speaker working on Canadian space robotics, talked to Fort High students in the school gym yesterday afternoon. She also offered a community presentation yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre—sharing her inspiring message to dream big, dare to achieve the impossible, and stay optimistic.

Trappers’ workshop

Dale Ossachuk, foreground, and Jim Rogenrud demonstrated how to skin a beaver during the Rainy River District Trappers Council’s annual workshop Saturday at the Devlin Hall. The day included presentations, fur handling, a silent auction, and kids’ games.

School speaker

Brian Aspinall, a teacher and leader from Chatham, Ont., spoke about 21st-century education, assessment, and evaluation during the “We Learn Together” session yesterday at St. Francis School for teachers, parents, and students. Sponsored by the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee and the Northwest Catholic District School Board, a similar event was held at St.

‘Celebrity’ reader

Former NHL’er Mike Allison read “We’re All Friends Here” during the “Blue Spruce Celebrity Storytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library on Saturday. The book is one of the nominees for the Blue Spruce Award, which is part of the “Forest of Reading” program currently taking place across Ontario.

Singing tips

After adjudicating the vocal division of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts last week, Sarah Hall, an adjunct professor of music at Brandon University in Manitoba, gave a group of music students some singing tips during an informal workshop Friday evening at Knox United Church.

Boys’ choir

The Robert Moore School boys’ choir filled the gymnasium with their voices as they sang “Going Home” and “Danny Boy” during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts last Thursday. The Vocal division wrapped up Friday, with the Drama division running until tomorrow, followed by Piano (April 18-22) and Instrumental (April 21-22).

Tender for DYS upgrade awarded

The tender for a new classroom wing to be built at Donald Young School in Emo was awarded to Finn Way General Contractor Inc. of Thunder Bay after being approved by the Rainy River District School Board at its regular meeting last week.

“We’re off to the races now,” enthused Travis Enge, manager of plant operations and maintenance for the board.

Singing workshop

After adjudicating the vocal division of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts last week, Sarah Hall, an adjunct professor of music at Brandon University in Manitoba, gave a group of music students some singing tips during an open, informal workshop at Knox United Church on Friday evening.