Author: Pino Demasi (Pino Demasi)

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NAN Chiefs Reject Bill, Assert Rights Over Land

NAN Chiefs Reject Bill, Assert Rights Over Land

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – First Nation leaders from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) have declared their resolve to assert their rights and jurisdiction over their traditional lands by rejecting omnibus legislation being fast-tracked by the provincial government, and controlling development in the Far North. “The message today from our Chiefs to the Government of Ontario is...

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WINNIPEG – (VIDEO) Police Surround House

WINNIPEG – (VIDEO) Police Surround House

(WINNIPEG, MB) – Officers with the Winnipeg Police Service have swarmed a home near the corner of Toronto Street and St Matthews Ave. A concerned citizen in the area caught the police presence unfold on video. Police can be heard demanding someone to exit the home with their hands above their head. This type of police...

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COLLISION: Head On Highway 17

COLLISION: Head On Highway 17

(TERRACE BAY, ON) – UPDATE: No fatal injuries were sustained according to our sources. Emergency services have cleared the scene of the motor vehicle collision east of Terrace Bay at the Steel River Bridge. Highway is fully open. Highway 17 is still slick so please use caution and drive accordingly. EARLIER: Our tip line just lit...

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UPDATE: Police Holding Scene of Serious South Side Incident

UPDATE: Police Holding Scene of Serious South Side Incident

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – We have a small update regarding the incident that took place today in the 400 block of South Vickers. Hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service are currently holding the scene of a two-storey home, We observed one police cruiser in the front and one police cruiser holding the back alley...

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“Serious” South Side Incident Unfolds

“Serious” South Side Incident Unfolds

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious incident that took place in the 400 block of South Vickers Street. Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call just before 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. Police are now investigating. There is no ongoing public safety concern as a...

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VIDEO – Car Hopper Hits Pay Dirt

VIDEO – Car Hopper Hits Pay Dirt

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It’s no secret how deep Thunder Bay is in regards to crime driven by out of control addictions. Last night, yet another citizen has fallen victim to someone likely seeking their next fix. This incident took place in the Edgewater area of town. A “car hopper” managed to find a car...

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Record Drug Bust: Fentanyl, Cocaine and More

Record Drug Bust: Fentanyl, Cocaine and More

(CALGARY, AB) – An international investigation involving ALERT and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has intercepted record amounts of cocaine and fentanyl. Project Coyote was a two-year ALERT Calgary investigation that resulted in the seizure of $15 million worth of drugs, over $4.5 million in cash and assets, and 13 firearms. Seven people have been arrested...

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Texas Murder Suspect in Canada Still

Texas Murder Suspect in Canada Still

(MANITOBA) – The RCMP is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in locating Derek Whisenand, a 28-year-old American male, who is wanted out of Texas for Murder. The investigation has determined that during the week of June 24, 2019, Derek Whisenand illegally crossed into Canada near Haskett, Manitoba. He was seen on June 26, 2019,...

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Numerous Drivers Pass School Buses Illegally

Numerous Drivers Pass School Buses Illegally

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It is just good practise to make sure you have more than enough time when you are headed to a destination to ensue short delays won’t be a problem. Some people don’t leave themselves any spare time and leave later than they should to even make it on time to their...

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IDENTIFY: Lottery Ticket Heist Suspect

IDENTIFY: Lottery Ticket Heist Suspect

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This morning on May Street, more “crimes of opportunity” took place, likely driven by the out of control addiction issues Thunder Bay is in the midst of. Maclean’s released their “most dangerous city’s of Canada 2019” and Thunder Bay’s “Violent Crime Severity Index” has increased year over year. Barb’s Laundromat on May...

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Murder Suspect Identified in Current River Slaughter

Murder Suspect Identified in Current River Slaughter

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Johnathon Mark MCKAY (pictured) 40, of Thunder Bay has been charged with Second-Degree Murder in connection with the homicide of Nazareth Andrew Kwandibens. Officers were originally dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Arundel Street just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 following reports of a death. Paramedics...

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Victim Identifed in Current River Murder

Victim Identifed in Current River Murder

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – UPDATE: Johnathon Mark MCKAY (we need his photo), 40, of Thunder Bay has been charged with Second-Degree Murder in connection with the homicide of Nazareth Andrew Kwandibens (pictured). EARLIER: The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested and charged a 40-year-old Thunder Bay man with second degree murder. Officers were originally dispatched to a...

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Southern Ontario Gang Takes Over Woman’s Home

Southern Ontario Gang Takes Over Woman’s Home

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A couple poor decisions have ended up with a few months of distress and rock-bottom behaviour and lifestyle for one Thunder Bay woman. Last night a woman was denied access to her own home, which was taken over by a southern Ontario gang. She was making attempts to remove the gang...

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Thunder Bay Ranks 12th for Homicides. More Stats.

Thunder Bay Ranks 12th for Homicides. More Stats.

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Maclean’s Canada’s Most Dangers Places 2019 is out. There is where people gauge who got the murder capital title and other crime comparisons. Thunder Bay’s overall crime severity has dropped, but our “violent crime severity index” has risen, which is alarming. Below are the details. Thunder Bay’s “Violent Crime Severity Index”...

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Bearskin Lake Evacuees Headed to Thunder Bay

Bearskin Lake Evacuees Headed to Thunder Bay

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 180 people from Bearskin Lake First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community declared a state of emergency on Sunday due to an ice jam along the Severn River, causing water to rise rapidly close by. Large...

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Current River Murder

Current River Murder

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Arundel Street just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 following reports of a death. Paramedics with Superior North EMS and Firefighters with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue were also dispatched to the scene. First responders attempted...

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Woman Gets Arrested Twice in One Day

Woman Gets Arrested Twice in One Day

(KIRKLAND LAKE, ON.) – On November 11, 2019, at 5:04 a.m., members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of an unwanted person at a residence on Woods Street in the Town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Police attended the residence and directed the unwanted person to leave...

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Charges Laid in Break-wall Boat Crash

Charges Laid in Break-wall Boat Crash

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service has laid 10 charges against the operator of a boat involved in a serious waterfront collision in August. Police were originally dispatched to the scene of the collision shortly after 11 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2019. A boat had struck the break-wall outside the Thunder Bay Marina....

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IDENTIFY: Do you know who these suspects are?

IDENTIFY: Do you know who these suspects are?

(SHUNIAH, ON) – Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an incident involving a theft that occurred on Lakeshore Drive in the Municipality of Shuniah. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two males in the photographs provided. Thefts are often linked to substance abuse...

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HORNEPAYNE – Choking and Charges Lands Man in the Slammer

HORNEPAYNE – Choking and Charges Lands Man in the Slammer

(HORNEPAYNE, ON) – On November 9, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an assault in Hornepayne, Ontario. The investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted and threatened one victim prior to breaking into a residence and assaulting a second...

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Breaking: Equipment Identified in Highway 61 Bridge Damage

Breaking: Equipment Identified in Highway 61 Bridge Damage

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier, the Ontario Provincial Police informed the public that they have identified the vehicle and driver involved in the damage to the Highway 61 bridge. Days ago, we informed the public that we had reason to believe it was an excavator that was on a trailer that hit the bridge. Today,...

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Suspected Arson, Numerous Fires in Simpson Street Area

Suspected Arson, Numerous Fires in Simpson Street Area

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another fire has burst into reality on Simpson Street this year. Residents in the area claim that there have been about 7 fires in the area within recent times and are highly suspect that an arsonist is at work. Firefighters with the Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue responded early monday...

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Alleged Wal-Mart Biter Back Behind Bars

Alleged Wal-Mart Biter Back Behind Bars

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On April 29th, 2019, Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to reports of a shoplifting and assault incident at the Walmart on 777 Memorial Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Responding officers learned a woman was leaving the store in an attempt to steal beer when a security...

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HEIST: Back to Back Heists and an Arrest

HEIST: Back to Back Heists and an Arrest

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A 31-year-old Albert John Williams has been arrested and charged after allegations were made against him for being responsible for two brazen heists that took place in the city recently. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service have been investigating two separate incidents where a suspect made off with products from...