Jeff Rousseau, left, Capt. Dave Crichton, Capt. Wayne Riches, and Brad Townson were among the Fort Frances Fire Brigade members who performed the daunting task of packing 160 Christmas hampers for local individuals, couples, and families yesterday morning at the Salvation Army food bank here. The brigade has made it a Christmas tradition to pack the hampers.
Duane Hicks has been a staff writer/photographer for the Fort Frances Times since 1998. Raised in Fort Frances, he left town in 1993 to attend the Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa. He returned in the spring of 1998, being hired at the Times shortly thereafter. He covers a variety of news beats, including municipal politics which he has covered since 2001. He also makes a mean salsa which he shares with the rest of the Times staff on his birthday.
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