Jukasa News Update – Friday, November 19, 2021
Local COVID infections are continuing to increase in the under 20 population.
Dr. Rebecca Comley, Acting Medical Officer of Health for the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) says that out of the 51 cases, 19 were in those under 20 years of age.
The uptick in youth cases is also consistent with an increase in cases connected to school transportation.
On Monday, the BCHU declared an outbreak on the bus route that serves Onondaga-Brant Public School and Woodman-Cainsville School in Brantford.
According to the provincial guidelines an outbreak is declared when two or more cases can be proved with an epidemiological link in a 14 day period.
There have been four outbreaks declared on school transportation routes since late October.
The MCFN community is reporting 6 new active COVID-19 cases.
The vaccine campaign in the MCFN community has now seen 60% of the population having received the Pfizer vaccine. Booster shots are now available for anyone six months out from their second dose and the first booster clinic will be open on November 19.
On Six Nations, there were 20 active cases with 1 people in hospital. Currently 53% of Six Nations residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Booster shot clinics are also available on Six Nations through Ohsweken Public Health for anyone six months out from their second dose.
There will be four new faces on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Elected Council when they are sworn in this December, with all seven of them winning by acclamation.
They were the only seven candidates to accept their nominations, with the other three nominees opting out of the race.
Councillors Evan Sault, Erma Ferrell and Veronica King-Jamieson will return. The newly-acclaimed Councillors-elect are: Fawn Sault, Andrea King, R. Kelly Laforme, and Ashley Sault.
Voting will still be held for the two candidates vying for chief: incumbent Chief Stacey Laforme and hopeful Larry Sault. Voting will be held in person at the Mississaugas of the Credit Community Centre on Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The new council will be sworn in on Dec. 16.
The Six Nations Environment Task Force hopes to be testing homes in the community for the carcinogenic gas radon beginning in April 2022.
Health Canada and the scientific community have determined that radon gas is the number two cause of lung cancer. Testing would start on about 100 homes after April 1, 2022.
The one-year study will monitor homes that have consented to participate. Monitoring can take about three days.
Radon is produced from a breakdown of uranium in soils. It’s also found in gypsum.
Six Nations Police are investigating after a robbery at a business on Fourth Line.
Officers say the incident occurred Saturday evening at around 5:40 p.m.. Police were called after a male wielding a knife demanded money from the lone employee at the business, taking money from the cash register and the victim’s purse. The male left the business in an unknown direction.
The male suspect was described as: tall, skinny, young, and being of possible Caucasian descent; weighing approximately 150 lbs; dressed in all black, with a black hoodie, and black bandana with white designs on it and was wearing black gloves with hard fingertips.
No vehicle was heard entering the laneway or leaving. Police patrolled the area and began checking video footage that may have been captured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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