In these hard economic times, Natural Resources minister Donna Cansfield, Northern Development and Mines minister Michael Gravelle, Tourism minister Monique Smith, and Municipal Affairs and Housing minister Jim Watson all vowed Friday that they are doing what they can to help regional municipalities cope now and pave the way for a more prosperous future.
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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