Thunder Bay

Indigenous

Police watchdog calls out Thunder Bay police for systemic racism

An unprecedented review has found police let racist attitudes hinder investigations into sudden deaths of Indigenous people.
Rachel Browne
12.12.18
Thunder Bay

First Nations leaders are outraged by video of cop hitting teen in the head

“Such actions by the police, whatever the cause, must be fully investigated by an independent authority,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.
Tamara Khandaker
12.3.18
indiginous

The Harrowing Search for Jethro Anderson

‘He’s just out there partying like every other Native kid,’ the cop told her. Then he hung up.
Tanya Talaga
10.27.17
Photography

In Between Places: Photos from Wawa, Ontario

Wawa is one of many towns stuck between its past and unclear future.
Cheyenne Jenkins
10.16.17
RACISM

Call for ‘Racist’ Senator to Resign Shot Down by Thunder Bay Council

Indigenous leaders are blasting the city for failing to act in Canada’s hate crime capital.
Tamara Khandaker
9.27.17
News

Clowns Gearing Up To Protest ‘It’ Over Negative Clown Stereotypes

"You need to remember that clowns are people too.”
Mack Lamoureux
9.7.17
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A Man Set His House on Fire While Trying to Get Rid of Wasps

“This is especially dumb,” said Thunder Bay Fire Chief John Hay.
Manisha Krishnan
8.8.17
Indigenous

“They don’t want to send their kids to school, only to have them return in a casket”

Parents are increasingly worried their kids won’t make it home alive.
Tamara Khandaker
7.25.17
Thunder Bay

Mayor of Thunder Bay charged with extorting lawyer accused of sexual assault

The charges come months after the chief of police was charged with breach of trust over leaking information about the mayor
Justin Ling
7.21.17
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People of Colour Know Police Won’t Protect Us from Racist Hate

Police are loath to label anything a hate crime, despite the obvious.
Abdullah Shihipar
7.7.17
Indigenous

National Aboriginal Day comes amid tragedy in Thunder Bay

Celebrations took place as questions around a series of unanswered deaths remain, allegations of police incompetence linger, and rampant racism continues.
Tamara Khandaker
6.21.17
crime

Thunder Bay police refuse to let RCMP take over investigations into deaths of Indigenous people

“I don’t see the situation as a crisis,” said the city's acting police chief.
Tamara Khandaker
6.7.17
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