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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 13, 2022 (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers responded to a knife point robbery at the Golden Flower- Asian/Oriental Grocery Store at 65 Court Street south yesterday afternoon, Thursday May 12,2022


After reviewing video surveillance of the incident, the female suspect had tried to grab a phone from an employee, but the employee would not surrender it.

The suspect began swinging the knife wildly, missing the employee, but the striking the wall in the business several times.

The suspect then stole a box of cookies and a carton of eggs.

Thunder Bay Police located and arrested the suspect on Ambrose Street at 6:06pm

A 26 year old YOLANDA SAKANEE of 277 Pearl Street was criminally charged with:

  • -robbery with knife
  • -mischief (damage to the wall)
  • -breach of probation

SAKANEE has outstanding criminal charges of assault on her cousin where she punched her several times, draggged her by hair down stairs and pulled her shirt off.

SAKANEE spent the night in custody at Balmoral Police Station and made a bail court appearance this morning, Friday May 13,2022.

Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon ordered SAKANEE be released on $500 no deposit bail with conditions:

  • -reside at her apartment at 277 Pearl Street
  • -no contact with victims
  • -no weapons unless she is participating in traditional hunting on the Landsdowne House Indian Reserve

SAKANEE has several future court dates. The next one is June 24,2022

Sadly, TBPS Media Relations Coordinator Scott Paradis hasn’t told the public that a knife swinging robbery happened or an arrest made.

In fact, Paradis rarely tells the public about criminals & he certainly won’t show their pictures.

TBPS Media Relations Coordinator Scott Paradis & his boss, Director of Communications Chris Adams have repeatedly lied to the public and put public safety at risk.

TBPS Police Chief Sylvie Hauth permits this laziness & incompetence to occur. Her leadership at TBPS is currently under criminal investigation by the OPP. Having two former TBLAZYWATCH employees working in communications at TBPS has been a disaster for years.

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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


Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

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
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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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