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The highest homicide and hate crime rates in the country. Why does it all happen here?
Thunder Bay
Hosted by Ryan McMahon
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Criminally Responsible
The verdict arrives in the trial that everyone’s talking about. Can there be justice? As Thunder Bay grapples with the truth about itself, people are still dying. Kids are still dying. So where do we go from here?
December 15, 2020
It Happens Because You’re Indigenous
When a system is broken, you can work outside of it to create something new, or you can try to change it from within. But what happens when you need the system?
November 30, 2020
A Post-Truth Town
It’s infamous as the homicide and hate crime capital of Canada. And now, Thunder Bay has been officially diagnosed as racist. But so what? Does knowing this mean that anything will change? Welcome to Canada's first post-truth town.
November 16, 2020
Trailer: Return to Thunder Bay
New stories from Thunder Bay. Coming November, 2020.
October 18, 2020
Introducing: Cool Mules
A new investigative series about the cocaine smuggling ring inside Vice Media.
March 1, 2020
Announcing Season 2
Different city, different secrets.
October 27, 2019
Chapter 5: Burners
What if Thunder Bay isn't broken?  What if it's working just as it's supposed to?
November 25, 2018
Chapter 4: The Ruthless Game
Agnew Johnston was a lawyer who represented the state against criminals. But he was a criminal himself, paying underage girls for sex. His defence? Everybody in Thunder Bay is doing it, so why are you picking on me? The story of a case that implicated Thunder Bay's elite. 
November 12, 2018
Chapter 3: Deathly Low Priority
Nine teenagers died. There is evidence of foul play. There are suspects. There are motives. There have even been confessions. But nobody has ever been charged. In a town with no consequences, it will happen again.
October 28, 2018
Chapter 2: Clowns
A dark, grainy, cellphone video leads to criminal charges against the mayor, his wife, the chief of police, and a multimillionaire lawyer turned convicted sex offender, whose wife disappeared years ago.
October 26, 2018
Chapter 1: There Is A Town In North Ontario
Locals call it Murder Bay. It might be the most dangerous city for Indigenous youth in the world. But to others, it's their white nirvana. Host Ryan McMahon wants to know - not who killed all those kids, but what killed them. This is Thunder Bay.  
October 22, 2018
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The highest homicide and hate crime rates in the country. A mayor charged with extortion. A police chief who faced trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous high schoolers. Why does it all happen here? Thunder Bay, hosted by Ryan McMahon, debuts on October 22, 2018.
October 15, 2018
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