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Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards reports on court and crime under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada. She's originally from southern Ontario where she obtained a print and broadcast journalism diploma from Durham College. Shortly after graduating, Karen worked at local newspaper in a small northern Alberta town. She joined the TbNewsWatch team in 2020 after spending nearly two years covering court and general news for an online news publication in B.C.'s Southern Interior.

Twitter: @tbnewskaren

Recent Work by Karen

Accused in teen's death found fit to stand trial

Accused in teen's death found fit to stand trial

Jarett Brandon Sainnawap, 21, will return to court in September.
Retired Thunder Bay judge dies

Retired Thunder Bay judge dies

Justice John Wright became a judge in Thunder Bay in 1985 after spending 20 years practicing as a lawyer.
Accused in Cumming Street stabbing to seek bail

Accused in Cumming Street stabbing to seek bail

Larissa Jacob, 25, is charged with assault with a weapon in connection to an incident on June 25 that left a male victim with injuries.
In-person visits to resume at jail, correctional centre starting Tuesday

In-person visits to resume at jail, correctional centre starting Tuesday

The Ministry of the Solicitor General suspended personal visits at all correctional facilities in March out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Police seeking public assistance in investigation of stolen guns

Police seeking public assistance in investigation of stolen guns

Thunder Bay police recovered three stolen firearms and are still concerned about eight other firearms which are still outstanding, following a break and enter on June 21.
Mayor wants city to be prepared if allowed to make own laws around handguns

Mayor wants city to be prepared if allowed to make own laws around handguns

Mayor Bill Mauro brought a motion forward at this week’s police board services meeting to ask the city’s police chief to weigh in whether or not to implement a handgun ban in the city.
‘Slap in the face’: Union president reacts to criminal charges against jail guard

‘Slap in the face’: Union president reacts to criminal charges against jail guard

Correctional officer and president of OPSEU Local 737, Bill Hayes spoke publicly of the charges against Andy Saindon, 38, a correctional officer at the Thunder Bay District Jail.
Correctional officer charged with drug trafficking, breach of trust released on $7,500 bail

Correctional officer charged with drug trafficking, breach of trust released on $7,500 bail

Andy Jason Saindon, 38, was arrested on Wednesday outside of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
Correctional officer charged with breach of trust, drug trafficking makes first court appearance

Correctional officer charged with breach of trust, drug trafficking makes first court appearance

A Thunder Bay district jail employee faces charges related to drug trafficking offences and one count of breach of trust.
Breach of trust charge against jail guard ‘uncommon and very concerning’: police

Breach of trust charge against jail guard ‘uncommon and very concerning’: police

A Thunder Bay correctional officer has been charged by Thunder Bay Police with one count of breach of trust and various drug trafficking offences.