Thunder Bay wants water safety help from province after 7 youth found dead –

Issue raised by delegation from Northern Ontario city at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference

THUNDER BAY – City leadership is calling on the province to help improve safety around Thunder Bay waterways where seven Indigenous youth have been found dead in the past 17 years.

Implementing safety initiatives around city waterways was one of the main topics raised by the city delegation – led by city manger Norm Gale and Coun. Joe Virdiramo – at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference held earlier this week in Ottawa, where they met with multiple cabinet ministers as well as opposition leaders.

“We need government help so we appealed, ‘come to the table with us and help us because right now there is no financing for any proposal on lights and cameras on the waterways,’” Gale said on Thursday.

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