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Jukasa News Update August 2, 2018


A court hearing has been rescheduled for Aug. 15 to provide victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash with $50,000 each from a massive fundraising campaign.
The Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. will ask the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench to approve the interim payment to the 13 survivors and the families of the 16 people who died after the April 6 crash..
A GoFundMe campaign was created immediately after the crash and received $15.2 million in donations from all over the world.

Canada’s minister of Indigenous relations says the federal government needs to “get out of the way” of First Nations in their efforts to bring about self-determination.
Carolyn Bennett has told the annual assembly of First Nations chiefs that Canada also needs a mechanism to protect First Nations rights and title by moving away from a colonial approach that leads to court battles.
She says her government is working toward a code of conduct to ensure it follows the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the demands of generations of indigenous leaders.

Saskatchewan’s Opposition is calling on the provincial government to appoint an Indigenous children’s advocate.
NDP deputy leader Carla Beck says there must be an immediate change to ensure vulnerable children can be kept in their homes. The New Democrats also want a review of child-welfare legislation.
The number of children in out-of-home care in Saskatchewan was 5,257 at the end of March.

Santa Fe police say a man accused of raping unconscious women and recording the assaults has been arrested in Phoenix.
41-year-old Redwolf Pope had been taken into custody overnight.
A warrant accuses Pope, who police say has residences in Seattle and Santa Fe, of sexually assaulting females who appeared to have been slipped a date-rape drug.
Pope, an attorney and Native American activist, is known for his TED Talk in Seattle on pipeline protests in North Dakota.

A woman has been charged with assault after allegedly flinging racial slurs at a young woman and flicking a lighter towards her.
The alleged incident happened Sunday evening at a bus shelter in Mississauga.
Police said another woman attempted to intervene, and the accused allegedly attacked her and tried to remove her hijab.
Investigators are hoping that alleged victim will come forward, Marttini said.
The accused, 35-year-old Sandra Alexander of Mississauga, has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault and uttering threats to cause bodily harm, police said.
She is scheduled to appear in court at the end of August.

Researchers at the Toronto Zoo say they’re excited to have captured several endangered bats in the Great Toronto Area this month.
The zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program says the northern myotis is one of four endangered bat species in Ontario.
The bat weighs less than a toonie, roosts in trees and forages for food, picking their prey off of leaves and catching flying insects.
The zoo says its conservation program catches bats only to confirm the presence of different species and assess their health and reproductive status and that all animals captured are returned to the wild.

Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says dozens of forest fires remain out of control, with the most pressing in the province’s northeast now measuring more than 82 square kilometres.
The most pressing in northeastern Ontario, known as Parry Sound 33 blaze, has been raging for more than a week, and continues to threaten a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway and a Canadian National Railway line.
According to the ministry’s website, there have been 831 fires in the province in the 2018 fire season, compared to 243 in 2017.

A Ontario chiropractor has been charged in connection with two alleged sexual assaults on his patients.
A woman reported to Hamilton police earlier this year that her chiropractor had sexually assaulted her in 2015, investigators said Friday.
Police then reopened a previous investigation into the same man, begun in 2016, when another woman reported that he had sexually assaulted her.
Dr. Scott Huehn of Hamilton was charged with two counts of sexual assault and released on bail.
As a condition of his bail, Huehn is allowed to continue practising but cannot “be in the company of female patients, unless he is in the presence of a regulated health-care professional approved of by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

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