Jukasa News Update Friday, March 24, 2017
Brantford Police have confiscated $13,000 worth of fentanyl and $2000 in Crystal Meth in a suspicious vehicle investigation Tuesday morning.
Two small baggies were retrieved containing a white powdery substance.
During the investigation the driver resisted officers.
The vehicle was not registered to the accused and police are investigating if the plates and vehicle were stolen.
James Charles Mackie, 25 of Brantford, was charged with Possession for the purposes of trafficking for both substances.
He was held in custody for a bail hearing March 23.
Quebec has launched an investigation into police responses after an 18 year old woman was killed by her ex boyfriend Wednesday.
Daphne Boudrault died in hospital after her badly beaten body was found in a home southeast of Montreal.
Her coworkers told media Daphne feared for her life and went to police for help.
They allege police told the woman they were helpless to protect her.
Her ex boyfriend is now expected to appear in court and is charged in connection to her death.
The work of officers alleged to have refused the woman help is now being examined.
Natural gas rates are going up April 1 for customers in Ontario, particularly for those served by Union Gas.
The Ontario Energy Board approved rate increases for Union Gas that will see the average customer in the north west pay an extra $50.30 a year, an increase of $40.76 for customers in the north east and an extra $20.20 per year for southern Ontario customers.
In its decision the OEB says the large increases are mostly due to previous credits expiring.
The average Enbridge customer will see an increase of eight dollars a year and the average Natural Resource Gas Ltd. customer will see an increase of $10 a year.
Funeral services will be held today for a seven-year-old boy who died last week in St. Catharines, Ont., leading to a murder charge against his stepfather.
Nathan Dumas died late last week.
Police launched a manhunt for his stepfather, 43-year-old Justin Kuijer.
He was arrested on Tuesday in Kenora, Ont., and appeared in court Thursday to face the allegation.
Kuijer is also charged with attempted murder in connection with an attack on a female employee at a St. Catharines branch of the Royal Bank.
His case has been delayed until April 19.
Community members built a makeshift memorial of flowers and stuffed animals outside Nathan’s grandparents sandwich shop in St.Catherines.
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