Province shuts down three Thunder Bay foster homes


The province has taken the unusual step of quickly inspecting and shutting down three Thunder Bay foster homes after the death last month of Indigenous teen Tammy Keeash, the Star has learned.

Keeash, 17, disappeared from her foster care residence on May 6. The teen, from the North Caribou Lake First Nation, was reported to be living in a Johnson Children’s Services residence when she failed to make her curfew, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation deputy grand chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum. Keeash was seeking mental health services in Thunder Bay because those services weren’t available in her community 500 kilometres away. Her body was found in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway on May 7.


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