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Fatal fire on Pikangikum FN

A house fire late Tuesday night on Pikangikum First Nation is believed to have left nine people dead.

Officers from the Pikangikum Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Pikangikum Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on Dunsford Road at 11:44 p.m.

Six Lakers named all-stars

The SIJHL galaxy’s brightest lights were recognized yesterday, with several Fort Frances Lakers selected among the league’s elite.

Fort Frances placed four members of its squad on the CCM Hockey 1st All-Star Team, with two more making it onto the 2nd All-Star Team.

Leading the way for the Lakers on the 1st Team is forward Dylan Robertson.

Council pay outlined

A new report received by town council Monday night shows how much the mayor and councillors were paid in 2015, with Mayor Roy Avis again ranking as the highest-paid and having the most expenses.

Mayor Avis, who also sits on the Fort Frances Power Corp. board of directors and local Police Services Board, had remuneration totalling $32,427.32 last year.

Rink gets first win

Maybe there’s something to being an early riser and avoiding extra ends.

Northern Ontario rose with the Maritime dawn today, then rose to the occasion to secure its first win at the senior women’s curling championship in Digby, N.S.

Miners extend series

The Fort Frances Lakers got their wish.

Alex Maticic scored two second-period goals as the host English River Miners rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Minnesota Iron Rangers 6-4 in Game 4 of their first-round best-of-five series last night.

Pair to speak on change rooms

Town council will hear a presentation from two local residents regarding change rooms at the Memorial Sports Centre during its regular meeting tonight.

Cathie Sinninghe and Lindsay Strickland are scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m.

The committee of the whole will hold a budget meeting first starting at 5:30 p.m.