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Marathon teen killed by train

Marathon OPP, fire, and ambulance services attended a train-pedestrian collision at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday in Marathon.

A CP train travelling westbound through Marathon struck a 17-year-old youth west of Peninsula Road. The male, who was travelling south along a path, tried to cross the tracks and was struck by the engine.

The location was not a marked crossing area.

OPP probing man’s death

The OPP is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Pikangikum First Nation man, identified as James Strang, 83, who was found deceased in his home last Friday morning.

Police continue to interview residents in an effort to determine who Strang had been in contact with in the hours prior to his death.

Benefits of yoga touted

October is Breast Cancer Month and the Rainy River District Breast Health Network has teamed up with MOSS Yoga to offer an enlightening evening for women of all ages to learn about the benefits of yoga for their body, mind, and spirit.

It is taking place next Tuesday (Oct. 21) at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.

Youth facility here a first

The Fort Frances Tribal Area Chiefs are pleased to have been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to operate the new 12-bed youth justice facility now being constructed in Fort Frances.

The facility is unique as it is an aboriginal-specific youth justice secure centre, which is the first of its kind in Canada.