THUNDER BAY – The Limbrick neighbourhood stood together tonight to remember the victim of a stabbing that happened early Friday morning. Seeking to make change in Limbrick the candlelight vigil was set on Friday evening. While police have not not released the name of the individual who was stabbed, the people in Limbrick who knew the young man worked to stand in memory and started the effort to heal.
The Candlelight Vigil was put on with help from the Ontario Native Women’s Association who supplied candles, and the Vale Community Council who helped co-ordinate the event.
On Friday night, Vale Community Council President Amanda Perreault smudged in the neighbourhood, seeking to clear the negativity. Talking to family members of the young man, and with community members, it was decided that the vigil be held tonight.
Young people in the neighbourhood put flowers near the spot where the incident happened.
Thunder Bay Police maintained the crime scene until the early evening hours Friday, and are continuing their investigation. Police have been combing the area and talking to many of the residents.
The Limbrick Complex, a Thunder Bay Housing project has seen a sharp increase in violence over recent months.
Moving forward in the neighbourhood is a goal of many, and there seems right now to be a growing desire to make the family community safer for children and teens, as well as adults.