The police watchdog also questioned why Pervais was arrested when one of the officers knew the Ojibway man did not fit the description of a suspect described by the 911 dispatcher, according to the letter. He was arrested in September 2015 following a confrontation with his father and nephew over his then 15-year-old daughter who skipped school that day. Pervais said Adam Capay, who spent four years in solitary confinement awaiting trial on a murder charge, was a few cells over.Thunder Bay police spokesperson Chris Adams said the service will "always co-operate and follow OIPRD directions regarding the investigation of complaints." The OIPRD is currently reviewing dozens of Thunder Bay police cases dating back to 1990 as part of a sweeping investigation into allegations of systemic racism. Murray Sinclair is also leading an Ontario Civilian Police Commission investigation of the Thunder Bay police board. Pervais said he was vocal about suicidal feelings after his arrest and was put into solitary confinement. He remembers once watching through a slot in his Plexiglas cell door as guards slammed Capay to the ground.Thunder Bay amethyst has been known since the 19th century, and is remarkable for its variety – it occurs in all shades of purple from pale to deep, from warm to cool hues, it is often further coloured by inclusions (most often red, due to included hematite) and once in a while phantoms are also found.It is a long journey to the amethyst mines of the Thunder Bay District, and hopefully this article will bring this beautiful region, its history, geology, mines and collecting experience a bit closer!He now writes down important events because he has trouble remembering."Now, I won't even go the Robin's Donuts in that area because I have flashbacks," he said.
Just to give you a sense of how long a drive it is to reach the amethyst area from major international centres, it is over 1200 km from Toronto and over 1000 km from Chicago. Flights from Toronto are frequent, but commercial air travel is not the most convenient when transporting major collecting gear or any decent amount of specimen material.It was all a case of mistaken identity — Pervais was at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong coffee cup in Thunder Bay."I just froze," said the Fort William First Nation man.I work at a call centre and I love to read and write in my spare time. Online dating in Ontario simplifies finding a perfect match.
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