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Jukasa News Update – Friday, December 1, 2017


The Liberal government is withdrawing a Federal Court challenge over the delivery of health-care services for First Nations children.
An agreement was reached between Ottawa and the AFN and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
Feds were criticized for being slow to implement changes ordered by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to the way they process First Nations children’s health care coverage for children in foster care.
The federal government was found guilty by the Tribunal of discrimination against indigenous children by providing funding at a disproportionate rate.

Grizzly bear researchers say the number of bears in and around Yellowstone National Park is stable.
State wildlife officials are now discussing opening up the park for its first public bear hunts in decades.
Biologists says there are an estimated 718 bears in the region.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed Yellowstone grizzlies from the threatened species list in July, turning over management of the animals to states. Wildlife advocates and American Indian tribes have sued to restore protections.

Provincial police say a member of the London, Ont., police service is facing charges following an investigation that began in August.
OPP say the investigation was requested by the chief of the London force.
A 47-year-old London man is charged with breach of trust, obstructing justice and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Chief John Pare says Const. Achille Currado, a 19-year-member of the force, was suspended on Sept. 27.
Currado is scheduled to appear in London court on Jan. 8.

Researchers in Calgary say employees should be aware they could fail workplace drug tests due to second-hand smoke from marijuana.
A new research study from the University of Calgary says THC _ the active ingredient in marijuana _ is detectable in the body after as little as 15 minutes of exposure even if the person is not actively smoking it.
Findings suggest anyone exposed to second-hand smoke in a poorly ventilated room including a kitchen, basement, or living room with the windows closed, will test positive after 15 minutes.
It can take between 24 and 48 hours for the THC to clear from the system.

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