Almost one third of reported hate crimes in Canada in 2015 where Indigenous people were the victim occurred in Thunder Bay, Ont., according to new data from Statistics Canada.
The federal agency released its latest report on police-reported hate crime in Canada on Tuesday. In 2015, Thunder Bay had the highest rate of hate crime reported to statisticians by police among the country’s census metropolitan areas with 22.3 per 100,000 people. Read the rest of this entry
King 5 News, May 31, 2017
A 31-year-old Hoquiam man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to a hit-and-run at a Grays Harbor County campground that killed one man and injured another Saturday. The suspect has been booked into the Grays Harbor County Corrections Facility for second-degree homicide. Read the rest of this entry
Evidence from First Nation student who survived Thunder Bay river attack resurfaces following eye-witness claim
by Jorge Berrara, APTN National News, May 31, 2017
His name was never revealed during the coroner’s inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation high school students in Thunder Bay, but his story raised the chilling spectre that something more sinister lurks behind the “epidemic” of tragedies that led First Nation leaders Wednesday to call for an RCMP investigation. Read the rest of this entry
Last Real Indians, May 28, 2017
TAHOLAH, WA – The Quinault Indian Nation is responding to an apparent hate crime attack on two Quinault tribal members this weekend that killed one and seriously injured another. Read the rest of this entry
Barry Spence says he was accused of being drunk, told to walk to next town — 200 kilometres away
CBC News, May 29, 2017
A diabetic Manitoba man says he was left stranded at the side of a dark highway, hundreds of kilometres from home, by a Greyhound bus driver.
Barry Spence, 41, travels from his home in Thompson, Man., to Winnipeg every week for dialysis due to kidney failure from Type 2 diabetes. He started feeling sick as he was heading back home on the bus May 20. Read the rest of this entry
Decade-old recommendation to adopt Aboriginal hate crimes strategy in Ontario never adopted
CBC News, Feb 07, 2017
The assault of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay, Ont. who was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a passing car is evidence that the time for governments, and individuals to address hate motivated crimes against Indigenous people in Ontario is long overdue, says one legal expert. Read the rest of this entry
By Kristen Douglas, Campbell River Mirror, April 12, 2016
The Tlowitsis First Nation says it’s “disappointed” by the reaction of Area D residents to its proposal to establish a reservation on York Road.
Thomas Smith, economic development officer with the Tlowitsis, was reacting to ‘No Rez’ messages spray painted on signs marking the proposed development site as well as on the road nearby. Read the rest of this entry