Road reconstruction, an aviation fuel truck, and a new grader are among the items council will be keeping in the 2009 capital budget while coffee room upgrades, a heated rink shack, and surface treatment for several outlying roads have been left on the cutting room floor.
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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