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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~ June 26, 2020  (LSN)  It was a hectic day for the hardworking Correctional Officers at the Thunder Bay Jail today, Friday, June 26, 2020.

The antiquated and constantly overcrowded facility has been on lockdown all day due to a staff shortage. Inmates have been confined to their cells all day and there has been limited movement. Hardworking officers are doing the best they can with the limited numbers of staff present.

There have been several tense situations at the jail including a Code Blue medical emergency. Tension amongst the inmates is higher than normal today.

Inside Edition has learned that Thunder Bay Police are currently investigating more Correctional Officers at the Thunder Bay Jail after one Correctional Officer, ANDY SAINDON was criminally charged this week after he was found with drugs and more than $20 000. Sources indicate that more arrests MIGHT be coming for their association with ANDY SAINDON

It’s important to remember that the majority of Correctional Officers with OPSEU Local 737 are honest, hardworking men and women in our city. They look after the absolute worst criminals in our society all while working in abysmal & unsafe working conditions.
This majority deserves our support as efforts to remove the few bad apples are made by local authorities.

This is a developing story and will be updated when information becomes available.

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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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