Murder Update – Mother Allegedly Kills Own Son & History


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This morning, we broke the story regarding the incident that was unfolding in the 200 block of Victoria Ave West this morning which involved numerous police cruisers, ambulances and even a fire truck.

The initial response on the scene took place around 7:00 am this morning which rocked the neighbourhood as people were deeply concerned.


Police say that they located a victim that was a youth. Paramedics rushed the child to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he was later pronounced dead. A second victim, a 59-year-old male, was also injured and transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre but was later released and is in stable condition.

Further, police state that an altercation took place between 34-year-old Courtney Marie Labelle, Labelle’s son (the youth), and the 59-year-old male. The youth likely died as a result of this incident. The family of the youth reached out to TRCC News and informed us of the information and requested it to be out.

Labelle’s brother, Arnold Labelle, was involved in a double-stabbing just weeks ago on Picton Avenue in which children were also present. Sources indicate that Courtney can be seen at a local methadone clinic frequently. Drugs have not been determined as a factor in the New Years Day murder that took her son’s life. More details will emerge soon.


Article dated December 14th, 2019:

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – At approximately 11:43 pm on Friday, December the 13th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) were dispatched to the 100 block of Picton Avenue regarding a 911 call that was made reporting a stabbing had taken place.

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Allegations are that on arrival police spoke with a child who was near the entrance of the door that had reported to police that their mother had stabbed his father because he was hitting her. Investigation revealed that both parents were intoxicated and arguing which escalated to a physical altercation. The male then started pushing and punching the woman. At this point, the woman then fell to the floor. While she was on the floor, she obtained a kitchen knife and stabbed the man in the shoulder in what appears to be an attempt to defend herself.

At this point, the man then managed to remove the knife from her and punched her 2 or 3 more times. Police located 6 children in the residence at the time ranging from 7 months old to 12 years old. The man required medical treatment for his wounds.

Officers arrested, charged and detained two adults from this situation, 35-year-old woman and 38-year-old Arnold Labelle. They were both held in police custody at the TBPS Balmoral Street station pending their court appearance this morning.

Both accused appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via video link from the TBPS station on Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro along with the skilful criminal defence lawyer Emily Morris filling in as duty counsel today. Labelle is facing the following charges:

  • Assault.
  • Breaching bail conditions by contacting a previous alleged victim.
  • Breaching a probation order made on March 4th (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).

Labelle was released previously from custody and ordered not to contact a certain person. The woman is facing a single charge of Aggravated Assault (stabbing).

Labelle is not granted release from custody today and is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, December 16th, 2019 where he is scheduled to appear in court to have another swing at being released from custody. Court grants the woman release from custody today on a recognizance bail plan without a surety, pegged at $500 without deposit. Her conditions are:

  • Reside in the 100 block of Picton Avenue.
  • No contact with Arnold Labelle.
  • Not to be within 50 meters of anywhere he might be.
  • Not to possess or consume any alcohol or intoxicating substances.
  • Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.

The woman is released from police custody and is scheduled to return to court on December 31st, 2019 to begin answering to the charge laid on her.

None of the allegations has been proven in a court of law.

HISTORY article dated May 24, 2018 via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition



Appearing this morning, Saturday, February 9, 2018 via video from the Thunder Bay Police Station in Bail Courtroom 104 is 27 year old ARNOLD LABELLE


It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding. Provincial Crown “The HAMMER” Derrick Silvestro is here along with Labelle’s lawyer Ron Poirier.

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Crown Silvestro is not consenting to release of LABELLE.


LABELLE is facing several charges including assault with a weapon (table) on a female in the Duke Street area. He then allegedly stole her car (theft over 5000$). TBPS allegedly caught up to him near Hillcrest where he allegedly refused a breathalyzer and resisted police.


He has a lengthy criminal record with violence against women.

LABELLE will be transferred to Thunder Bay Jail.

He will make a video appearance from there on Tuesday February 12,2019.


Scheduled to appear in Courtroom 102 today, Thursday May 24,2018 before His Honour Dino DiGiuseppe is ARNOLD LABELLE

LABELLE is not present in court. His lawyer Ronald Poirier tells the court he can’t explain Labelle’s absence except that he thinks Labelle is in Longlac area.

Crown Attorney Sarah Munsch requests a bench warrant be issued for his arrest.

Judge DiGiuseppe issues the bench warrant for the arrest of ARNOLD LABELLE at approximately 12 o’clock noon.

LABELLE is originally from the Constance Lake 92 Indian Reserve and has lengthy criminal history including convictions for assaulting a pregnant woman.

No media release issued by the Director of Communications at TBPS about this Wanted person.


32 Replies to “Murder Update – Mother Allegedly Kills Own Son & History”

  1. Day one and Dumpster Bay is on it’s way to maintaining “murder capital” of Canada award.

    What is it with these animals. Bad enough killing unrelated people. Killing your own children is about as low as it gets. This is truly animalistic.

  2. Certainly candidates for “parents of the year” award!

    So much of this disgusting lowlife infesting Dumpster Bay. Obvious that they breed like rats to increase their welfare income to buy booze and drugs with little regard for the kids.

    Pity those poor children. Chances are they’re all traumatized and likely suffering from FAS. Guaranteed the next generation of career welfare recipients and criminals in the making.

    1. Your negative racist comments help nothing. Your negativity breeds further divide and untruths. I am not saying dismiss these actions but you don’t have to write such racist demeaning comments about others that you don’t know.
      There is a lot of good in Thunder Bay and a-lot of good relationships that have been fostered and developed. These should be highlighted as well and not just belittling comments that have been posted here.

    2. Hey REX please stop calling it Dumpster Bay negativity? sometimes works but all you are doing ? is NOT helping at all and I hate seeing/hearing that description…. there are lots of problems to fix WHY DO YOU NOT OFFER HELP TBAY Instead of calling it DBAY do not take this as insulting , really reread what i just posted a few times and think about it

    3. Truth hurts Natalie?

      Please indicate where a specific “race” was mentioned.

      When I refer to “they” it’s ALL of the lazy, lowlife, career welfare scammers abusing the system for generations.

      You are the one who made this a race issue.

      It’s not wise to use the “race” card unnecessarily. Crying “wolf” all the time weakens your position and make you look like an idiot.

    4. Tinimus:

      Wrong. I’m taking about the murderers.

      The murdered child is just one of many who fall victim to inappropriate behaviour and unaccountability of the degenerates that are supposed to be caring for him.

      The unfortunate children being brought up in these conditions, tragically, will in all likelihood, end up just like their parents. Many, if not most being born to and brought up by alcoholic/drug fuelled parents will suffer from FAS which will also put them at a severe social disadvantage. That WILL ensure the next generation drug addicts and criminals. It’s simply an ugly truth.

      A little less whining and posturing about perceived callousness of my comment and a bit more effort to acknowledge the root cause of the child’s death would be far more productive.

  3. What is wrong with the government who keeps giving more lieniency and special privileges to people who think they are owed it! Someone needs to have the balls to stand up and say the gravy train is ending. No more money, no more get out of jail free and after a second charge you also lose your children. Instead they retain rights to them because of their entitlement by the government and now agencies such as Dilico who expose these children to so damn much Trauma the child can never recover and lead a normal life. The courts have special privileges and they don’t need to put up bail money like everyone else, in fact they get a whole different section of the criminal code so they “ aren’t damaged” by having to spend time in jail. It’s BS already.

  4. It’s the crown attorney’s fault for releasing those two in the first place and somehow managed to end their own child’s live. The court system allowed it to escalate.

  5. Maybe if you understood the underlying issues that stemned from colonialism, then judgemental racist rubbish would not be posted. It is the governments fault for how things pan out in this country. It’s these types of platforms that further racism in a dump ass colonial government system. To boot, Thunder Bay is the worst racist city in Canada. I’m not surprised to read garbage on these comments from people that lack the core understanding of these types of issues.

    1. Toronto It is time some people realize that the colonial excuse is obsolete. Even though here are plenty who have been brainwashed into believing it , Canadians are NOT responsible for the continued shitty behavior of others. Plenty of people grew up with the same issues that natives capitalize on and they are not execting any free handouts or demanding others accept responsibility for their actions. Thunder Bay was punished with a label as being a very racist city by those very people who accuse others of racism and yet expect preferentail treatment based soley on the colour of their skin. You cant have your cake and eat it too. The natives have had many decades, in addition to billions of dollars to clean up their act but because of corrruption, greed and mismanagment by them of that money, they still lay them blame on the rest of Canada. And no politician has the courage, integrity nor will they risk their retirement package to stand up and tell the natives that the gravy train has left the station. If you want to whine to me about native people in Canada getting a raw deal, you ought to learn what happened to the natives in the USA. Then you will understand what a dump ass colonial governemnt system is.. BTW my sister is still married to a native. As was my niece.

    2. Seems it’s always someone else’s fault. Never any acceptance of personal responsibility. Please do tell us how a “colonialist” was part of this child’s death.

      Would you Kindly point out where “race” is mentioned? Sorry to say, but talking out of your ass garners nothing for your position.

    3. Both Rex and Lam, I don’t need to waste my time educating you on an issue that you think you clearly know about. Dismantle the Indian Act? Lol I would love to see you try, please do us all a favour. It’s all about being defensive about your hate of a certain culture. Colonialism and racism is not outdated by any means because North America is socially constructed according to white supremacy. Go ahead and throw around your words to make yourself feel better. I don’t have to step off this page because I brought out the white fragility in you. I’ll continue to read your nonsense rants but I won’t waste my time responding to narrow mindedness.

  6. I read most of this comment thread as an excuse for them to vent racism publicly and get away with it. It’s not anger or outrage or discussion on the death of a child, it’s an entire people they hate. It’s degraded fast into talking like people are less than human. The “Rex” guys comment was particularly messed up. Regardless of where you land, for the most part these comments are what they are; hatefully intended.

    1. Louis, I respect your right to vent your opinion the same as anyone else. I dont neccessarily agree with your comments and even though I find them insulting, I would never expect you to refrain from stating your opinion because of my sensitivity. That being said, people need to understand that just because someone says something you do not agree with or even if you find it offensive, it does not make it racist. The word racist has been abused and relied on by many of those who have weak arguments to support their position on an issue. It is the easy way out for them. Most of those sanctimonious people pointing their fingers and accusing others of racism are just as guilty of it themselves. Like the pot calling the kettle black. If you believe the comments on this site are racist and hatefully inteneded, I would suggest you abstain from visiting this site. We promise we will not miss you or any others with those same feelings.

    2. This is addressed to Natalie, Toronto and Louis. Please provide some evidence that racism is being discussed here. There is not one word mentioned about anyones race at all except for your accusations. Most of the comments are condemnation for a despicable act carried out by another loser who has no conscience. And this town has plenty of them. The racism whine is getting stale from overuse by those uneducated individuals who lack a more fundamental understanding of the english language. Just because you do not agree with someone else’s opinion or you find their comments are offensive or insulting to you, does not qualify it as racism. Only those persons who can not provide any support for their own arguments take the easy road and holler racism. Very often the accusers of racism are the very ones most guilty of it. Like the pot calling the kettle black. I have a very simple solution to end racism in this country once and for all. Eliminate the Indian Act and treat every single person in this country as an equal and provide benefits equally to everyone and not only to those based on the colour of their skin. Also treat criminals all the same by sticking Gladue where the sun dont shine. So until those barriers are eliminated , dont blame anyone for racism except the ones who demand it and perpetutate it. If you believe this site is just about spreading racism, then by all means do not visit it. We promise we wont miss you.

    3. I do not have the capacity for “hate”.

      However I do have intolerance for failure to accept responsibility for one’s own actions, intolerance for disproportionate application of the law and intolerance for flogging tired, non-applicable excuses for generations of rejection of mainstream society regardless of race.

      It seems that whenever anyone exposes facts and truths about a certain segment of our population, they’re deemed racist. Why is that? If 10% of the population are committing 90% of the crime in Dumpster Bay, is it “racist” to acknowledge that fact?

      There is a reason for continued friction between certain segments of our population. That reason is the unwillingness to for a certain demographic to embrace modern society by simply abiding by the laws of the land and being productive members of that society. Is that too much to expect?

      Carrying on crying “wolf” and denying responsibility for one’s own actions and blaming mainstream society for all of their problems will do nothing to improve the situation.

    4. What the fuck has english language have to do with anything? You’re the one trying to prove to an audience of your defensiveness with your so called superior attitude. It’s clear as day that the comments made are racially targeted. Seeing that you know so much about the Indian Act and gladue court, you probably work in the profession. Go and address your concerns to those that work in the justice system because it is evident that you do too. Instead of kissing asses around you and not saying anything about it because commenting and venting your shit on here seems to glorify your pitiful loser ass. Enuf already!

    5. Toronto:
      In the city of Thunder Bay, which social demographic are committing 90 or more percent of the crimes? I’ll make it easy for you. Multiple choice:

      A: Recent immigrants to Canada?
      B: Toronto snakes (gang member)?
      C: Colonists?
      D: Natives?

      Please select one.

  7. what a terrible story…it seems the wrong ones lose there children…i have seen it first hand people who do shit like this keep there kids but the ones who dont deserve it tend to lose there kids…i no people who live in these areas and its unreal how many kids are left in these types of homes. absolutely sickening…

  8. Horrible that a child got killed in the crossfires of addiction. What could a child do to deserve death? Especially from the hands of his mother. It’s obvious that this family has a lot of Anger with NO regard for human life. I pray that the mother gets life With no compassionate deal because of her upbringing. Maybe they should use her for an example for other family members that choose to carry knives. There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour that poor boy more than likely lived a life of violence in his home.No child should have to live in fear. My heart is broken that the system failed him so badly. Shame on his reserve and his family for turning a blind eye. Where the fuck is that families empathy? Not all of them didn’t know what was going on!

    Nothing is ever going to change if people are not held accountable for their actions big or small punishment has to start somewhere. Stop pacifying,These people don’t need a hug for being assholes they need a slap in the fucking head! Shame on all the people that let him down,his death is on you too

    May this poor little boy rest in peace finally!

    1. Again, placing judgement because of anger. You don’t know shit about what went down or why for that matter. What do you know about reserves? Try doing your research and get educated into your so called colonial education system before commenting like you know it all. Your heart is not broken but only a means to shoot down certain people and make a show of it.

  9. Hello Pino: I really like the info you show for us concerned ?citisons? BUT it makes me sad to see what is happening here the one with the lady getting purse stolen and many more ,anyways thanks for what you do, no need to post this or if you want go ahead, I just wanted to thank you. Take care as I know I try to remember your advice, Always be aware of your surroundings.

  10. Oh don’t forget how the Pilgrimages came up from america and bred like mice, at its best! Polygamy Yum keep it all together whiteman, cousins keeping it together. Yeah sounds like a party, results in this mess in Canada. Prolly, that would be really weird. Dad? No mom? No Uncle? No Grandma? No No No um Im stuck…in my …..own ass.

    1. Toronto, You are angry and all riled up telling me I dont know shit because I provide facts to challenge your myths and lies. I suggest you actually take the time to read some of those treaties ie the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 that were signed by both parties back in the day. Neither you or I were present so we have to accept the written facts. Then if you can put aside your contempt and biases towards non natives will you see that natives in Canada were negoitiated with, they agreed to the terms and were NOT conquered as you would like many to believe. Every single time the government has tried to intervene to protect native people in any way, all they get in return is malice and contempt . If the governement takes native kids away from abusive native homes, they are sued. If the governemnt leaves the kidsin abusive homes , they are negligent and sued.. If the government tries to educated the native kids so they can become productive and live in the real world because they will starve if they think they can continue to rely on their obsolete ways of life, they are sued. It is evident that you just have a chip on your shoulder and the only way you can be appeased is to hand you more cash. That is the bottom line . So dont tell me I dont know anything about reserves or natives. I have relatives who have native blood in their veins and have worked and lived on a reserve and they tell the whole story of what is going on with the corruption, greed, neoptism and the mismangemennt of money. But only what the media and those reserves wants people to see is ever disclosed. Got that Toronto!!

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