Whether residents file an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board regarding town council’s decision Monday night to rezone property at 1345 Emo Rd. not only will affect whether the church there will be sold and converted into apartments, but whether the United Pentecostal Church will be able to carry on with its plans to relocate to the former St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
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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