(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The City of Thunder Bay has issued a statement about how they have decided not to accept anymore forest fire evacuees citing over worked emergency services. The idea is that the safety of the city would be compromised if we took in anymore than the 1000 evacuees that ended up here.
Today was no different.
21-year-old Shaundine Turtle, an evacuee from Pikangikum, was arrested by officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service after allegations were made of a woman getting assaulted. Turtle was charged with the following charges after allegedly assaulting a woman he was court ordered not to be around.
- Assault on a woman.
- Breaching bail conditions (undertaking) do not contact a certain woman.
Turtle appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court via video from the TBPS station this morning. Overseeing the matters during court was Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard, Crown Attorney VanKessel and duty counsel.
Turtle was denied bail today and will remain in jail until at least his Friday bail hearing. He is escorted back to the cells at TBPS where he will wait to be shipped off to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”.