Gord McQuarrie of Tim Hortons celebrated after being named Business of the Year (16+ employees) last night during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's 22nd-annual business awards at La Place Rendez-Vous. Chamber past-president Cathy Emes presented McQuarrie with the award on behalf of award sponsor Tbaytel.
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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