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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

Thumbs up

David Fiset of “Duo Hoops” gave Joelle Bruyere, left, and Emma Toriseva some encouragement as they tried their hand at an acrobatic skill yesterday as he and his partner, Becky Priebe, visited the Grade 7 girls’ gym class at Fort High.

Coat giveaway

Gladys Payne arranged coats generously donated by the community yesterday for The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d’Youville’s annual winter coat drive at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). The group then will be giving away clean, used winter coats in good condition for men, women, and children, as well as mittens, hats, and boots, tomorrow and Thursday (Oct.

Acrobatic pose

Becky Priebe and David Fiset of “Duo Hoops” demonstrated their acrobatic skills this morning for the Grade 7 girls’ gym class at Fort High. The pair, who performed at the Townshend Theatre last night as part of the Kids’ & Co. entertainment series, offered up a workshop to the students—many of whom belong to a “Circus Club” at the school.

Tulips bulbs

Kirsty Sinclair helped Aymee Hunt plant tulip bulbs on the east side of the Fort Frances Public Library this morning as part of Ontario Public Library Week festivities. A small group of volunteers joined to plant the special bulbs that, in spring, will bloom red and white to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Zombie scene

Jillian Armstrong, left, Evan Caul, and Anika Beaudry rehearsed a scene from “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” earlier this week in preparation for Fort High’s annual fall play, a comedy that will take to the Townshend Theatre stage Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased in advance at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts, cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Glo-stick gift

Walmart assistant manager Elaine Porter handed out a glo-stick to Josh Dittaro during the store’s 12th-annual kids’ Hallowe’en scavenger hunt yesterday. Costume-clad children ventured to each department collecting a variety of goodies.

Building benches

Fort High teacher Robert Guertin helped students from Tracy Tucker’s Early Years class at J.W. Walker assemble one of the two “buddy benches” made by the manufacturing class. The youngsters were excited to take a turn using the tools to put together the benches that will be installed on their playground.

‘Meals on Wheels’ volunteers lauded for their help

It’s been said that “volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

If that’s the case, Evelyn Metke must have a huge heart.

The 92-year-old Fort Frances resident has been delivering “Meals on Wheels”—a service that brings meals to local seniors and others who aren’t able to cook for themselves—since its inception here more than 45 years ago.