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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.

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Causeway work

As work continues on the Noden Causeway, the overlay on the westbound lane is scheduled to be placed tomorrow and Wednesday (Sept. 23-24). During the placement of the overlay, traffic will be reduced to 10 km/h over the structure, controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle, to prevent the fresh concrete from being adversely affected by vibration.

Library campaign to launch phone blitz

FORT FRANCES—The “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for the new Fort Frances Public Library is undertaking a telephone blitz next week (Sept. 22-26) to get the final $35,000 needed to meet its $750,000 goal.

Called the “Drive for 35” phone campaign, a dedicated group of volunteers will be calling area residents next Monday through Friday to try and get pledges.