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Jukasa News Update Friday, August 11, 2017


A blockade has been set up in Caledonia near the former Douglas Creek Estates by a group of individuals from Six Nations who say it will not be removed until their demands have been met.
The barricades were set up on Thursday morning on Argyle Street South.
The group says the barricades will not come down until three demands are met. That the provincial and federal governments return to the negotiation table with the traditional government. That the province return the Burtch lands to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and that the Six Nations Band Council withdraw an eviction against a farmer who has crops planted at Burtch.
Community response to the group’s blockade efforts is divided with several people opposing the actions location.

The office of the prime minister says he is going to make a formal apology to former students of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper excluded the province from his official apology and compensation in 2008.
The liberals have offered a $50 million dollar settlement for survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador.
An exact date and location for the apology have not been announced. Officials say an update is expected later this summer.

Police are looking for a group of people who used a pickup truck to rip an ATM machine from a bank wall in Brant County.
Ontario Provincial Police say the suspects broke into the vestibule area of a Royal Bank branch at about 4 am. Suspects are seen on security camera connecting a cable from the pick up truck to the ATM and ripped it out of the wall causing extensive damage.
Police say the suspects took a cash box from inside the ATM and fled the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost another member.
Waneek Horn-Miller was working as the inquiry’s director of community relations.
Horn is the latest person to leave the commission.
A spokesperson for the inquiry says Horn-Miller’s departure is due solely to family reasons.
In an open letter released this week, surviving family members called on the commission to start over from scratch.

A couple’s 25th Anniversary party in Hamilton entered crisis mode this week after the discovery of a live alligator.
Walter Ertsinian says he was in his backyard setting out plates for the party when his daughters discovered the 1.5 meter long reptile swimming in the pool.
The family quickly called police and were directed to contact animal control services.
Officials say it is not known how the alligator came to be in the area.

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