News/Canada/Thunder Bay

Trudeau apologizes to Grassy Narrows protester thanked for ‘donation,’ kicked out of Liberal Party fundraiser

March 28, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for how he responded to a protester Wednesday evening who was advocating on behalf of a northern Ontario First Nation struggling with health effects linked to historical industrial dumping upstream from the community. Grassy Narrows First Nation held a protest and demonstration in Toronto on Wednesday evening during a Liberal Party […]

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Ontario man whose murder case stayed over excessive time in solitary faces sexual assault charge

March 11, 2019

Ontario Provincial Police say the man whose murder charge was stayed in January after he spent more than four years in solitary confinement is now facing a new charge. Adam Capay was arrested on Friday after an incident in Lac Seul. Ont., about 600 kilometres from Thunder Bay, around March 5, said sergeant Mike Golding, […]

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Ontario man whose murder charge was stayed over excessive time in solitary faces sexual assault charge

March 11, 2019

Ontario Provincial Police say the man whose murder charge was stayed in January after he spent more than four years in solitary confinement is now facing a new charge. Adam Capay was arrested on Friday after an incident in Lac Seul. Ont., about 600 kilometres from Thunder Bay, around March 5, said sergeant Mike Golding, the […]

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Breaches of Ontario man’s charter rights so ‘abhorrent, egregious’ that murder charge stayed, judge rules

February 26, 2019

The “complete and utter failure” of Ontario’s corrections system to properly manage the solitary confinement of a mentally ill man in segregation for more than four years while awaiting his first-degree murder trial has led to a judge staying the charge. Superior Court Justice John Fregeau handed down the ruling on Jan. 28 in Thunder Bay […]

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Interim agreement reached to upgrade Ontario First Nation’s mould-infested homes

February 21, 2019

The federal government and First Nations leaders have signed an interim framework agreement to begin to repair and replace dozens of homes in a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario that declared a state of emergency last month over dangerously inadequate, mould-infested housing. The agreement, which pledges over $10 million, came following a meeting Thursday that included Indigenous Services […]

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Murder charge stayed against man held in solitary confinement for more than 4 years

January 28, 2019

A judge in Thunder Bay, Ont., has ruled a Lac Seul First Nation man who was held in solitary confinement for more than four years will not stand trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of another inmate at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre. Adam Capay, who is in his mid-20s, left the courthouse with family […]

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Man charged in Thunder Bay death of Braiden Jacob makes 1st court appearance

December 15, 2018

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Webequie youth Braiden Jacob made his first appearance in court Saturday morning. Jonathan Yellowhead of Eabametoong — a fly-in First Nation approximately 350 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. — appeared in court by video and has been remanded in custody.  His next court appearance is scheduled […]

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Thunder Bay police charge man with 2nd degree murder in killing of Braiden Jacob

December 15, 2018

The Thunder Bay Police Service said Friday that a man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob. Police said the 22-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and faces a charge of second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday. Jacob’s body was […]

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Thunder Bay police board stripped of power amid crisis of ‘systematic discrimination’

December 14, 2018

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has effectively stripped power away from the civilian board that oversees the Thunder Bay Police Service and ordered an administrator to take over those duties for at least one year. That comes in the wake of a 160-page report on the results of a probe done by Sen. Murray Sinclair […]

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Braiden Jacob’s death now homicide investigation, say Thunder Bay police

December 13, 2018

The death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob is being investigated as a homicide, the Thunder Bay Police Service announced in a written release Thursday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body, police said. A […]

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