A small but dedicated group of dog owners came out for the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club's 13th-annual “Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides" along the La Verendrye Parkway yesterday. The fundraiser for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides training school in Oakville, Ont. raised $703—although the club has topped up the amount to $800.
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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