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Lake Superior News provides news for the Lake Superior Region including Grand Marais, Duluth, Houghton, Sault St. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Ontario and communities in the Lake Superior Region. Serving Cook County, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, Ontario
 

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Thunder Bay Rain Tax Exposed

Thunder Bay Rain Tax Exposed

City paid a quarter of a million dollars for a study

#LSN_TBay THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 18. 2020  (LSN)  City hall is where transparency goes to die. The proof? City...
Why Would Anyone Invest In Canada Now?

Why Would Anyone Invest In Canada Now?

Our country can’t even manage a tiny number of blockading radicals.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  - February 17, 2020  (LSN) In theory, Canada should be richest country on earth on a per capita...
Thunderwolves edged by Rams in OT

Thunderwolves edged by Rams in OT

eliminated from playoffs

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 16, 2020   (LSN) Despite a spirited effort, the Lakehead Thunderwolves fell 2-1 in overtime to the...
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Lake Superior Circle Tour

Celebrating the life of Terry Fox

Celebrating the life of Terry Fox

Put Terry Fox on the new Five Dollar Bill

#LSN_CircleTour THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 15, 2020  (LSN)  Terry Fox has always been a beacon of light to me and his...
From tree-killing infestation

From tree-killing infestation

arises hope for diverse forest

TWO HARBOURS, MINNESOTA  February 5, 2020  (LSN)  As the ongoing spruce budworm outbreak turns dense, single-species stands of...
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Public Safety

CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus in USA

CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus in USA

spreading coronavirus outbreak will hit the Canadian economy,

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO  February 13, 2020  (LSN)  CDC today confirmed another infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in...
OPP Jamie Dryden FEDERAL OFFENDER WANTED

OPP Jamie Dryden FEDERAL OFFENDER WANTED

known to frequent Thunder Bay area

TORONTO, ONTARIO - February 13, 2020  (LSN)  The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's...
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Arts

TBSO signs up Music Director

TBSO signs up Music Director

Paul Haas for another four years

#LSN_Arts Thunder Bay, Ontario  January 23, 2020  (LSN)   After a brief but thorough renegotiation process, TBSO...
Songwriter Supporting the Carousel Restoration

Songwriter Supporting the Carousel Restoration

One String Wonder project, a Music Video

#LSN_Arts THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  October 7, 2019  (LSN) Thunder Bay: Local Singer-Songwriter Megan Nadin has recorded a music...
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Thunder Bay Rain Tax Exposed

Thunder Bay Rain Tax Exposed

City paid a quarter of a million dollars for a study

#LSN_TBay THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 18. 2020  (LSN)  City hall is where transparency goes to die. The proof? City...
Cook County Public Health Community Outreach

Cook County Public Health Community Outreach

County Connections Grace Grinager and Hartley Newell-Acero

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 14, 2020  (LSN) Since 1998, Cook County PHHS and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic staff have worked in...
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Economy

Crime Stats January 13th to 20th, 2020

Crime Stats January 13th to 20th, 2020

Thunder Bay 113 ~ Greater Sudbury 46

 THUNDER BAY, SUDBURY, ONTARIO  January 22, 2020  (LSN) Crime Stats  January 13th to 20th Thunder  Bay 113 Incidents vs 46 Incidents for Great Sudbury which as a larger population

 

Populations  
Sudbury 161,531
Thunder Bay 108,359
  

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


The city reported the second-highest score under the national violent crime severity index, at 159.7, trailing only Winnipeg (161.4) in the category, which measures the overall volume and severity of the violent crime. The figure is nearly double the Canadian average of 82.4 among census metropolitan areas. 

On a per-capita basis, Thunder Bay Police investigate missing person reports at a rate nearly five times higher than their counterparts in Toronto.
Figures released this week by the Thunder Bay Police Service show there were 850 missing person reports last year, or about 732 per 100,000 population.

 In 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, 

 

 

 

Crime Thunder Bay North Thunder Bay South Thunder Bay Total Sudbury Total
Recent incidents 60 53 113 46
911 Or Other Crimes 0 0 0 0
violent 6 9 15 12
aSSAULTS  5 7 12 10
ASSAULTS WITH WEAPON 0 0 0 0
  0 0 0 0
SEXUAL ASSAULTS 0 0 0 0
SEXUAL OFFENSES 1 1 1 0
oTHER sEXUAL OFFENSES 0 0 0 0
hOMICIDE 0 0 0  
KIDNAPPING 0 0 0  
ROBBERY 1 1 2 2
PROPERTY & tHEFT 29 25 54 34
BREAK AND ENTER 2 4 6 14
PROPERTY CRIME COMMERICAL  0 0 0 0
OTHER PROPERTY  4 2 6 3
Theft from Vehicle 4 1 5 0
Theft of Vehicle 1 0 1 2
other Theft 18 12 30 15
DISORDER/DISTURBANCE 25 19 50 0
Disorder 0 0 0 0
Drugs 0 0 0 0
Liquor 0 0 0 0
QUALITY OF LIFE  25 19 50 0
         
  0 0 0  
    0 0 0
Total Incidents 60 53 113 46

 

 

 

 

 

Sudbury  By comparison, between 2007 and 2016, Sudbury's homicide rate averaged 1.15 a year. Canada has a whole had a rate of 1.80 in 2017, with the 10-year average sitting at 1.67.
Thunder  Bay   Thunder Bay had the highest rate 2018 with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
  https://www.sudbury.com/police/sudburys-murder-rate-increased-in-2017-1145302

 

 

 

Click on Map to move the map around to see the Crime in your Thunder Bay Neighbourhood for the week,

Click on Map to move the map around to see the Crime in your Sudbury Neighbourhood for the week 

 

Murders by Ward 2020

Homicide #1  Charged Courtney Marie LABELLE, 34,   Northwood Ward 212 Victoria Ave East
Homicide #2  Charged Cody Echum,19,  Mckellar Ward 300 block of Syndicate Avenue North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thunder Bay and Sudbury  Crime Stats 
January 1st to March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Total Year to Date Dec Nov Oct Sept August July June May Apr Mar Feb Jan Homicides
6   1           1 1 2 1 0 Thunder Bay
Sudbury                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

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Health

9,000 homes with lead service pipes

9,000 homes with lead service pipes

w...

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 10, 2020  (LSN)  As the City of Thunder Bay makes changes to the drinking water, lead levels at...
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Outdoors Tourism

From tree-killing infestation

From tree-killing infestation

arises hope for diverse forest

TWO HARBOURS, MINNESOTA  February 5, 2020  (LSN)  As the ongoing spruce budworm outbreak turns dense, single-species stands of...
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Sports

Thunderwolves secure playoffs

Thunderwolves secure playoffs

They meet again tonight

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 7, 2020   (LSN) The Waterloo Warriors defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves 4-3 in overtime, but it...
Law Enforcement Torch Run Donates $44,250

Law Enforcement Torch Run Donates $44,250

Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – February 4, 2020  (LSN) – Local law enforcement personnel including Thunder Bay Police Chief...
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Opinion

Why Would Anyone Invest In Canada Now?

Why Would Anyone Invest In Canada Now?

Our country can’t even manage a tiny number of blockading radicals.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  - February 17, 2020  (LSN) In theory, Canada should be richest country on earth on a per capita...
states control the press and demand media licenses

states control the press and demand media licenses

Now, that’s where the Liberals are heading.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  - February 2, 2020  (LSN) Authoritarian communist states control the press and demand media licenses. Now,...
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