Jukasa News Update Friday, February 23, 2018
A Manitoba jury found the accused in the Tina Fontaine murder case not guilty Thursday night.
Raymond Cormier was arrested and charged with second degree murder in the death of the 15 year old.
Outrage has rushed across the country in the second high profile case involving the murder of two indigenous youth where the accused was found not guilty by juries lacking indigenous representation.
Marches are planned for this weekend to demonstrate against Cormier’s acquittal.
The City of Brantford lifted an evacuation order Thursday evening for all residents affected by floods along the Grand River.
Hydro and Gas were not expected to be restored immediately but officials say they are working to reconnect over 1000 homes by late this week.
The Lorne Bridge and Veterans Memorial Parkway Bridge were reopened. Ministry of Transportation officials inspected the structures and found them to be safe — however load restrictions still are in place for the Lorne Bridge.
Six Nations Firefighters responded to a house fire on Wednesday on River Range Road.
Fire Services says the response to the house fire was delayed because of the flooding along the Grand River.
The home was completely destroyed in the blaze.
No cause of the fire has been determined yet.
No injuries were reported and no damage estimate has been made.
The Ontario Fire Marshall continues to investigate.
Rescue efforts were engaged on Thursday night to assist a family who was stranded on their Fourth Line home due to severe flooding.
Brantford and Six Nations firefighters worked together to evacuate the family from their home.
All terrain amphibious vehicles were used to travel through the flood waters to the location of the family.
All members of the family were rescued with no injuries.
- Previous Jukasa News Update Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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