54-year-old Kasabonika Lake man dead after reported altercation

October 20, 2016
CBC News

KASABONIKA LAKE – Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 30-year-old man with murder in Kasabonika Lake First Nation after a reported altercation Wednesday morning left another man dead.

Police charged George Darren McKay, 30, with second degree murder in the death of Alec Tom McKay, 54.

According to police, an officer with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service responded to a call at a home in the community about a disturbance outside the residence at about 7:00 a.m., CT.

Alec McKay was subsequently transported for medical assistance, where he was pronounced dead by medical staff, police said in a press release Thursday. A post-mortem was scheduled in Kenora, Ont. on Thursday.

According to police, George McKay remains in custody, with a scheduled court date in Kenora on Thursday.

Officers with the OPP and NAPS continue to investigate.

Kasabonika Lake is a fly-in community located about 450 km northeast of Sioux Lookout, Ont.

The two men are not biologically related, said OPP Sgt. Shelley Garr.


  • An earlier version of this story said “The two men were family, provincial police spokesperson Sgt. Shelley Garr confirmed on Thursday, but said she couldn’t specify the relationship.” OPP notified CBC News on October 24 that, in fact, the men are not biologically related.
    Oct 24, 2016 4:13 PM ET

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