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Arson Suspect to ID
James Brown
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Arson Suspect to ID

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 27, 2019 - 15:15 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting public assistance in identifying a suspect linked to an arson investigation.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were originally dispatched to a structural fire in the 600 block of Simpson Street after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Police, and other emergency first responders, arrived and confirmed that the building at 636H Simpson Street was on fire.

Investigators with the Fire Marshal’s Office of Ontario led an investigation into the cause of the fire. Thunder Bay Police Service investigators assisted with this investigation.

As a result, the Fire Marshal’s Office determined foul play was involved.

The Thunder Bay Police Service is now leading an arson investigation as is examining the circumstances surrounding the events of the blaze.



As a result of this ongoing investigation, police located and reviewed surveillance footage showing a male suspect.

Police are now releasing that video to the public in hopes the suspect can be positively identified.

If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


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It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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