Jukasa News Update – Friday, June 5, 2020
A 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia has been shot and killed by police in northwestern New Brunswick.
The Edmundston Police Force says it received a request to check on a woman’s well-being at an apartment building early Thursday morning.
The force says the officer who responded to the call encountered a “woman holding a knife who made threats.”
It says the officer fired a weapon and attempted to resuscitate the woman, who was from Port Alberni, B.C., but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The force says it’s asking for an independent review of the shooting, and New Brunswick RCMP will help with the investigation as “a matter of accountability.”
First Nations groups identified the woman as Chantel Moore.
The Canadian Paediatric Society has issued guidelines to help doctors screen teenage patients for problematic use of recreational cannabis.
The group says it’s critical to raise the issue regularly, pointing to a recent survey that found 44 per cent of youth aged 16 to 19 reported using cannabis within the previous year.
It encourages doctors to suggest meeting patients alone for at least part of their appointments starting at age 12, in case they are reluctant to disclose risky behaviour in front of their parents.
Health-care professionals should also ask their young patient’s permission to discuss cannabis, guarantee confidentiality, answer questions honestly and assess how cannabis may be affecting family life, school, work and relationships.
A group of Six Nations residents are calling for the elected council to implement zoning and a one day bylaw court – after they say industry has taken over their neighbourhood.
The group are all residents of Third Line on Six Nations who say that manufacturing, construction and farming businesses contaminate the local environment and disrupt their homes.
SixNations currently does not have zoning to separate residential areas from industrial development.
The residents say increased traffic is putting local children at risk on the roadways in their neighbourhood.
A Six Nations man is recovering after being attacked by a large dog while walking down Sixth Line.
28 year old Daylan Sandy was attacked by a 150lb bull mastiff on Saturday. The dog bit the mans leg tearing the muscle away from his right knee and leg and exposing the bone leaving a large wound requiring 18 stitches.
Area residents say this is not the first time the dog has been aggressive and are now calling on the elected council to order the dog to be destroyed and to protect children in the area from being harmed.