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Jukasa News Update – Friday, July 24, 2020


Hamilton and Niagara are among more regions of Ontario that have moved to Stage 3 reopening.
The easing of anti-COVID measures means indoor dining at a restaurant or drinking in a pub is allowed.
Gyms and movie theatres are also allowed to reopen.
In all cases, physical distancing must be maintained among patrons.
Durham, York, Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk and Lambton are also now in Stage 3.
However, Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex remain in the more restrictive Stage 2.

British Columbia’s children’s advocate says findings of an investigation into critical injuries and deaths among Metis children in government care are troubling.
Researchers analyzed data from 2015 to 2017, and it shows sexualized violence is the most common type of injury among females.
The report says Metis children and youth who experienced critical injuries were rarely placed with Metis families and were not being connected with their culture.
The report examines 183 injuries that were reported for 117 Metis children and youth during the three years, with 95 per cent of the individuals being in government care when they were injured.

First Nations and Inuit leaders are urging Ottawa to launch an independent review of RCMP practices to start addressing the number of violent incidents between Mounties and Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Indigenous chiefs, leaders, and other experts are sharing their views today with a Commons committee looking at systemic racism in policing in Canada.
They say Canada’s national police force has a shattered relationship with Indigenous Peoples and must re-examine how it treats individuals, especially those who are homeless or dealing with addiction issues.

Five people were arrested and are facing drugs and weapons charges after an illicit cannabis dispensary was shut down by Six Nations Police.
Police executed a search warrant at the Serenity Medical Dispensary on Chiefswood Road and recovered Fentanyl, Cocaine, Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, Hydromorphone, Naloxone, Clonazepam and Illicit Cannabis.
4o year old Jason Brock Henhawk, 26 year old Cheryl Janice VanEvery, 67 year old Sherwin Paul Henhawk, 64 year old Karen Elizabeth Henhawk and 46 year old Terrence Daniel Hill were all arrested and are now facing drugs and weapons charges.

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