With Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora announcing last month it would be making a permanent scheduling change to its ER by not having a physician on-site at night, and Dryden Regional Health Centre warning last week it may be left with no choice but to temporarily close its ER on an intermittent basis due to physician shortages, Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc.
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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