Jukasa News Update Friday, April 21, 2017
Police in York Region north of Toronto say more than 100 men have been arrested for allegedly purchasing prostituted children.
The arrests were made following a multi-year operation by the force’s Human Trafficking Team.
No details about the men have been released, including their names, nor have police outlined the nature of the charges they face.
Investigators are expected to release more details at a press conference later today.
A woman’s fight to have her indigenous ancestry recognized by the federal government has ended in victory.
Ontario’s Court of Appeal ruled Thursday Lynn Gehl should be granted Indian Status.
Ottawa repeatedly denied Gehl status because she did not know the identity of her paternal grandfather.
The 54 year old Peterborogh woman had documented proof of five generations of indigenous ancestry.
In its ruling the Court of Appeal said the governments refusal to register her was unreasonable.
240 Brant County students whose immunization records are out-of-date with the Health Unit have been suspended from school until their records can be updated. The suspensions began Thursday and include 173 elementary and 67 secondary school students.
Director of the Health Unit says immunizations can protect children from serious diseases that are easily spread in the school system.
Officials say this year’s list of suspensions is significantly lower than last year.
An 11-year-old boy from Garden Hill First Nation, was killed when several kids were playing with a gun they found.
Police say two 11-year-olds and a 12-year-old had been playing in a home when they found a gun.
The children were playing with the handgun when it accidentally went off.
The child died of his injuries.
Mounties say the 12-year-old has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm. His 36-year-old father is facing a charge of careless storage of a firearm.
Both have been released from custody.
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