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SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO  ~~~   October 15, 2021 (LSNews)  On Thursday, October 7, 2021, at approximately 7:37am, officers from the Lac Seul Police Service (LSPS) were enroute to the LSPS Detachment when they observed a 2019 Ford Escape being operated in the area of First Avenue, Sioux Lookout. Officers were aware that the individual inside was a suspended driver who was currently awaiting trial for operation while impaired.

LSPS officers followed the motor vehicle and the driver was questioned as they exited the vehicle. The driver was unable to provide a driver's license when asked, and became agitated while showing signs of impairment. The driver refused to comply with officers and resisted by screaming and pulling away.

Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers attended the scene to assist in the arrest. Officers placed the driver under arrest and transported them to the Sioux Lookout OPP Detachment for further testing. During a search of the vehicle, officers located and seized a bag of Crystal Methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $40, as well as $100 cash and drug paraphernalia. 

As a result of the investigation, the driver accused is identified as 34 year old Jonathon Makahnouk of Sioux Lookout was charged with;

  • • Operation while Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • • Theft of Motor Vehicle section 333.1 of the Criminal Code
  • • Resist Peace Officer section 129(a) of the Criminal Code
  • • Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Methamphetamine section 4(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) 
  • • Driving while under suspension section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
  • • Failure or refusal to comply with demand section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code

The accused was released on a Form 10 to attend Sioux Lookout Provincial Court on December 7, 2021 to answer to the charges.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to driver's license suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs.

The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario's roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

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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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