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Third Avenue North Sioux Lookout

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO,  ~~~~~  July 27 2022 (LSNews)  A/Sgt. Andrea DEGAGNE, in a media release stated Proactive traffic enforcement efforts have resulted in Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers arresting and charging two individuals with drug trafficking and weapons related offences

  Around 11:00 pm on Monday, July 25, 2022, OPP officers investigated a suspicious vehicle parked at a local recreational area on Third Avenue North. As a result of the investigation, two individuals from Sioux Lookout have been arrested and charged and officers have seized suspected illegal substances including methamphetamine, cocaine, psilocybin, and prescription drugs valued at approximately $7,500, as well as Canadian currency, knives, and a loaded pellet gun. 

Erin GRAY, 20 years old, has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule Substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Section 5(2) (x5),
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime, contrary to Criminal Code (CC) Section 354(1)(a), and
  • Carrying a concealed weapon, contrary to CC Section 90.

Vanessa BOUCHER-PANACHEESE, 21 years old, has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon, contrary to CC Section 90 (x2), and
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, contrary to CC Section 88.

Both accused have been released on Undertakings and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sioux Lookout on August 30, 2022, at 9:00 am to answer to these charges.

If you have any information about the trafficking of Methamphetamine or other illicit drugs, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or report online through, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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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 

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  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
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  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
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