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Duane Hicks

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.

Contact him at: dhicks@fortfrances.com

World Day of Prayer

Cathy Robinson was among the dozen or so speakers who took turns reading at the World Day of Prayer 2009 service Friday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church here. About 100 people attended the local service, joining millions across the world to pray for the women of Papua New Guineau.

New signs

Motorists are reminded to heed the new stops signs recently erected at the north and south corners of Mowat Avenue and Church Street, making that intersection a four-way stop. While yield signs were erected there last summer, council decided last month to change them to stop signs after not enough motorists were yielding.

Checking out books

Sisters Joleigh and Annalise Hayes found books to their liking on Thursday at the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s fifth-annual book sale at Revco Carpet here. The sale, which ran Thursday through Saturday, raised $1,996.23 for the Alzheimer Society—the best book sale ever in any community in Kenora and Rainy River districts and an increase of $136.23 over last year’s total here.