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Food insecurity reality in region

The situation of food insecurity—struggling to put food on the table due to financial constraints—is a reality for 3,900 people in Northwestern Ontario.

According to an annual food costing survey conducted by the Northwestern Health Unit, the average cost for a family of four to purchase nutritious food in 2017 is $225.45 per week or $976.20 per month.

Cow moose abandoned

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public's help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for shooting and abandoning a cow moose east of Sioux Lookout.

On Nov. 4, a conservation officer located an abandoned cow moose off a forest access road near Legros Road in Alcona, east of Sioux Lookout.

Lakers handed pair of home losses

It was a tough weekend at home for the Fort Frances Lakers as they lost back-to-back games at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Former Lakers' goalie Brandon Bodnar earned his second-straight shutout against his old team as the Thunder Bay North Stars skated to a 2-0 victory Friday night.

Ryan Mignault opened the scoring with a short-handed marker at 16:04 of the first period.

Muskie boys win romp

The goals came fast and plenty for the Muskie boys' hockey team in its NorWOSSA season-opener here Tuesday night.

Eric Pitkanen led the way with a hat trick as the Muskies cruised to an 11-1 romp over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Seniors put up a fight

The Muskie senior girls' basketball team didn't go down without a fight last Tuesday in Kenora.

After going winless during the eight-game regular season, the black-and-gold battled the Dryden Eagles in their NorWOSSA semi-final match before bowing out 28-20.

“It was a good game and team effort,” head coach Dan Bird said in an e-mailed response to the Times late last week.