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Duane Hicks

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.

Contact him at: dhicks@fortfrances.com

Never forgotten

Elaine Medicine read through the names of veterans from area First Nations listed on the honour wall that is part of the new exhibit, “Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3,” during its opening reception Thursday at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.

Iconic rockers

Multi-instrumentalist Dave Genn of the iconic Canadian rock band, 54•40 played a guitar solo during a number Sunday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season.

Exhibit speaker

Genny Jourdain shared a few words on behalf of her husband, Glenn, during the reception last Thursday at the museum. Glenn Jourdain helped Laura Gosse and Kayleigh Speirs with their research in putting the exhibit together.

Colourful craft

Kali Tessier, left, showed her best friend, Olivia Allen, her colourful creation during Community Living Fort Frances and District's garland-making open art studio yesterday afternoon in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Participants used fabric, burlap, and ribbon to make unique garland—just in time for the holidays.

Consummate performers

54•40 frontman Neil Osborne sang his heart out while performing yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs & Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season. The next show is "Boreal,” a showcase of winter-themed original songs and holiday classics, set for Friday, Dec. 7.