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Resumption of the Remote Area Border Crossing Program

Resumption of the Remote Area Border Crossing Program

Late in the Tourist Season

THUNDER BAY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO ~~~~ July 13, 2022 (LSNews)  The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is resuming the Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC) program, which is available in parts of northwestern Ontario and southeastern Manitoba. This decision is part of a phased approach to gradually resume CBSA services still affected by the temporary measures put in place as a result of COVID-19.

The RABC program is available in parts of northwestern Ontario and southeastern Manitoba, as follows:

  • from Pigeon River through to and including Lake of the Woods;
  • the Canadian shore of Lake Superior;
  • Cockburn Island;
  • Sault Ste. Marie (upper lock system); and
  • Northwest Angle Area

To become an RABC permit holder, individuals will need to submit an application to the CBSA, including proof of vaccination or medical contraindication. As we expect a lot of interest in the program, please be advised that it may take more time than usual to process the applications.

In order to meet the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) requirements, new program conditions have been introduced. Applicants are invited to read these requirements carefully prior to submitting their RABC application, including:

  • All persons enrolled in RABC with the exception of children under the age of 5, medically-contraindicated travellers, and habitual residents of the Northwest Angle (NWA) who are already exempt from public health measures, are required to be fully vaccinated. Proof must be submitted at the time of application.
  • All members will be required to complete an ArriveCAN submission for each trip.
  • RABC permit holders can’t use their permit to enter Canada if they have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days or have symptoms of COVID-19. Returning residents must present themselves at the nearest CBSA port of entry.
  • Permit holders entering Canada are exempt from mandatory randomized testing.

For more information, visit the RABC eligibility requirements.

Quick Facts

  • Exceptionally, any RABC permit issued in 2022 will be valid until December 31, 2023. Permits issued in 2023 and onward will be valid for 1 year.
  • The habitual residents of the NWA are exempt from pre-arrival and on-arrival testing, and are eligible for reusable receipts for ArriveCAN submission.
  • Should the definition of fully vaccinated change, permit holders would be required to resubmit their new proof of vaccination, and upload it to ArriveCAN. Permit holders must remain aware of and be compliant with current reporting and entry requirements, as they are subject to change.

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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
  • 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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