Nick Beyak is settling in as the new owner of Fort Frances GM (formerly Jim MacDonald Motors). Beyak, who also owns Sunset Country Ford here and Dryden GM, officially assumed ownership as of yesterday. Beyak's late father, Tony, sold Causeway Pontiac GMC to Jim MacDonald in August, 2000 when the Beyak family moved to Dryden to buy the GM dealership there.
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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