While it has been tested and running on natural gas for the last few weeks, the new biomass boiler at the AbitibiBowater mill here hopefully will be burning wood and operating full steam ahead by the end of the month.
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.
Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org