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Duane Hicks

Duane Hicks has been a staff writer/photographer for the Fort Frances Times since 1998, becoming editor in 2019. 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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FFHS Express

Fort Frances High School students boarded the “FFHS Express" for Sunday afternoon's Christmas parade here. The students won won the "Kevin McCallister Award” for best use of materials.

Nutcracker float

Dancemakers School of Dance students got bundled up to ride on this “Nutcracker"-themed float—a fitting choice considering "The Nutcracker” is a popular Christmastime two-act ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky.