Jukasa News Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Two teens are facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Hamilton yesterday.
Police say they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, who will be charged later today.
Investigators say another youth was arrested yesterday evening in connection with the death, but he was later released without conditions.
Police say they still haven’t found the weapon used in the stabbing.
Investigators have said the boy was stabbed outside of his high school just after 1 p.m. on Monday.
They say the incident happened in front of the boy’s mother.
Investigators say the victim’s name won’t be released at this time, and the younger accused can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Police north of Toronto say they’ve made three arrests related to what they describe as a major marijuana grow-op with links to organized crime.
York Regional Police say they began investigating the facility in King Township, Ont., back in July.
They say Health Canada had granted a licence allowing for 475 outdoor plants and 124 indoor plants on the premises.
Instead, police say they found well over 2,000 plants on the site and they seized millions of dollars worth of marijuana.
Officers also arrested three people and laid an unspecified number of charges, including producing cannabis and possession for the purpose of distribution.
They offered no details on the alleged links to organized crime, but say the investigation is ongoing.
Inuit are hoping to use the alphabet to help keep their far-flung people together.
Canada’s national Inuit organization recently decided on a standard way to write their language that could be understood from Inuvik in the northern corner of the Northwest Territories to Nain on the east edge of Labrador. The new orthography replaces a patchwork of nine different, often mutually unintelligible scripts.
“We’ve never done this before,” said Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. “It’s the first time we’re exercising our own self-determination to implement our own writing system.”
Before European contact, Inuktut was an entirely oral language. Nobody needed to read or write anything down until the 1700s, when missionaries, government workers and businessmen started showing up.
Those groups all worked out different ways of translating the sounds of spoken Inuktut into symbols on a page, which they then taught to the Inuit.?
bout a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday.
The early findings from the University of New Mexico study were shared during a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque. Dr. Loretta Christensen _ the chief medical officer on the Navajo Nation for Indian Health Service, a partner in the research _ said 781 women were screened during an initial phase of the study that ended last year.
Among them, 26% had concentrations of uranium that exceeded levels found in the highest 5% of the U.S. population, and newborns with equally high concentrations continued to be exposed to uranium during their first year, she said.
The research is continuing as authorities work to clear uranium mining sites across the Navajo Nation.
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