The Oneida First Nation near London, Ontario, says five members of a family are feared dead after fire raged through their home. The victims are believed to be a father and four of his young children, one of them a baby.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett issued a statement saying she was deeply saddened by the loss of life.
Chief Randall Phillips says First Nation housing is in crisis. He’s critical of the federal government for rejecting a proposal for federal funds to repair 50 local homes there.