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Preventing future deaths in Thunder Bay’s rivers ‘a community issue’ says expert – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2017163 Views

Barry Horrobin says anyone walking along rivers should watch for things that don’t ‘feel right’

May 18, 2017

“This is a community issue,” says crime prevention through environmental design expert, Barry Horrobin, when discussing how to make Thunder Bay’s rivers and creeks safer.

In the past 17 years, the bodies of six Indigenous teenagers have been recovered from waterways in the northwestern Ontario city, the most recent being that of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash on May 7, 2017.

An inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay – five of whom were found in the water – recommended in June 2016 that a safety audit of the city’s rivers and creeks be conducted.

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