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Deaths, drugs and gangs: Putting Thunder Bay’s problems into perspective



APTN InFocus
The troubles in Thunder Bay have people living on the edge when it comes to drugs, deaths and gangs.

As national best-seller author Tanya Talaga calls it, “It’s a Thunder Bay problem, it’s a Canada problem as well.”

Today on In Focus, we put those problems into perspective as APTN reporter Willow Fiddler digs deeper into what’s happening.

In one of her stories, she looks at the lives of First Nations youth living in Thunder Bay and how some people have been working to protect them from the dangers they face.

APTN’s Dennis Ward also joined the conversation by talking about his experience living and working as a reporter in Thunder Bay, recounting stories about how the Thunder Bay Police Service has been working to tackle the crime.

And James Favel, Executive Director at Bear Clan, spoke about how the 900-volunteer-member strong organization patrols streets in five cities to protect women and youth, including the streets of Thunder Bay.

Tune into APTN National News this week to see more stories from Thunder Bay.


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