(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It has been a wild start to 2020 in Thunder Bay. Shortly after midnight on January 1st, 2020, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a stabbing outside the Dragon’s Den, located in the same building as the Landmark Hotel.
Around 7:00 am officers also responded to a double stabbing on Victoria Ave West in which a youth lost their life allegedly at the hands of their own mother.
Sources indicate that the woman stabbed not only her own son, but her father as well when he tried to stop what was going on. Upon the arrival of first responders, Courtney Marie Labelle was arrested and detained in a police cruiser. Her son and father were rushed by Superior North EMS ambulance to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department.
The 59-year-old man survived but, with tremendous sadness, the young boy was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Police say the post-mortem, which was conducted in Toronto has now been completed and the house was released from police supervision.
This makes it three stabbings in Thunder Bay before 7:00 am on the first day of 2020, one being fatal.
The father’s side of the boy has started a GoFundMe to help fund them getting to Thunder Bay for the funeral. They also say that their reserve only covers about $5000 and any unexpected costs that arise beyond that they would like to be able to chip in if possible.
On the morning of January 1st 2020, a young man only 11 years old, was the victim of a violent altercation and tragically passed from his injuries. He was a happy boy, loved by his family.
Rest in peace little one 💔 walk into the spirit word with your head high. You are loved. Even if you cannot support with a donation towards his funeral, please say a prayer, put down some tobacco, burn some sage/sweet grass. Miigwetch
I have heard of some rumours going around about this not being legit but this is a real gofundme in hopes to support the immediate family and will be going towards the funeral costs. Its upsetting people would act this way over a fundraising campaign to help the family deal with the costs. However, it won’t deture me from trying to help. For some reason, many of our communities are very toxic, but as disheartened as this makes me, we will still help out during this hard time. Take heart people, take heart.
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Goodbye, we will see you again.
Their GoFundMe is posted below.