Jukasa News Update Monday, April 8, 2019
Provincial police say a man is in life-threatening condition after a large rock fell on him at a gypsum mine in Haldimand.
The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate after the accident at the Canadian Gypsum Corporation on Third Line.
OPP say two men were working in an underground mine when a large slab of rock fell on them.
They say a 27-year-old man was trapped underneath the rock and employees nearby had to work to free him.
Paramedics rushed the man hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A second 23-year-old man was also hit by the rock suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is investigating a new complaint from an Indigenous woman who alleges she was coerced into sterilization after giving birth less than four months ago.
Representatives for the woman say her doctor demanded she sign a consent form for sterilization while she was on the operating table.
The woman said she signed because she thought she had to.
The Saskatoon Health Authority publicly apologized in 2017 after Indigenous women came forward to say they were coerced into tubal ligations.
A proposed class-action lawsuit was later filed and the law firm leading the case has said 100 women have come forward alleging they were forcibly sterilized.
Two men charged in the shooting death of 16 year old Ashton VanEvery were in court for sentencing on Friday.
Dwight Walton and his father Irvin Maracle were originally charged with first degree murder. The pair later pled guilty to manslaughter.
The two heard victim impact statements from Ashton’s surviving family and both men apologized for their parts in his death. They will be sentenced on May 31.
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella in six provinces that has sickened 63 people, including 18 who have been hospitalized.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says there are laboratory-confirmed cases in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Two patients have died.
The source of the bacterial infection has not been identified. Health officials believe the outbreak is ongoing, as illnesses continue to be reported.
One man is dead after police say he was assaulted late Friday night.
Brantford Police say they were called to a William Street address with reports of a male that had been assaulted.
Police say the victim was taken to hospital without vital signs and was pronounced dead.
Brantford Police Service are investigating the event as a homicide.
Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Brantford Police.
- Previous Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, March 20, 2019
- Next Jukasa News Update – Monday April 15, 2019