A First Nations community in Northwestern Ontario is pitching in to help the people of Pikangikum who are reeling over the death of a family of nine killed in a deadly fire last week.
Sandy Lake, a fly-in community with more than 3,000 residents, raised nearly $24,000 in just five hours.
Some of the people in Sandy Lake knew the victims.
The family, including three children, perished in the fire on March 29 in Pikangikum.
The Ojibway community of approximately 2,300 people has been plagued with ongoing crisis for years including epidemics of suicide.