'Too many unnecessary deaths' in Thunder Bay, Ont., Chief Isadore Day says
The regional chief for Ontario First Nations says too many people are dying tragically in Thunder Bay, Ont. and he wants to help develop "a statement of common concern" to address the issue.
On Wednesday, Isadore Day attended the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, but said his concern are both broader and more urgent than the inquest mandate can deliver.
"There is a significant number of people dying in Thunder Bay for a variety of tragic reasons," Day said, adding it is not uncommon for two First Nations people to die each week in the city.