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Duane Hicks

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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Inspirational speaker

After telling delegates about how he recovered from a near-fatal accident in 1988, CFL legend and keynote speaker Terry Evanshen inspired them to “seize each day” yesterday during the first day of the 63rd-annual general conference of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA).