Thunder Bay

Post-Mortem, Part 2

November 20, 2023

Nine sudden death cases of Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ontario were investigated so poorly that they had to be reinvestigated. But were they able to get it right this time?


Post-Mortem, Part 1

November 13, 2023

For over five years, Canadaland has been investigating Thunder Bay, Ontario. Specifically, we have been trying to figure out why there were so many unanswered questions around the deaths of Indigenous people in this one Ontario town.


Criminally Responsible

December 15, 2020

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?


It Happens Because You’re Indigenous

November 30, 2020

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?


A Post-Truth Town

November 16, 2020

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.


Trailer: Return to Thunder Bay

October 18, 2020

New stories from Thunder Bay. Coming November, 2020.


Introducing: Cool Mules

March 1, 2020

A new investigative series about the cocaine smuggling ring inside Vice Media.


Announcing Season 2

October 27, 2019

Different city, different secrets.


Chapter 5: Burners

November 25, 2018

What if Thunder Bay isn't broken?  What if it's working just as it's supposed to?


Chapter 4: The Ruthless Game

November 12, 2018

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. 


Chapter 3: Deathly Low Priority

October 28, 2018

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.


Chapter 2: Clowns

October 26, 2018

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.


Chapter 1: There Is A Town In North Ontario

October 22, 2018

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.  


Subscribe to Thunder Bay

October 15, 2018

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.