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Jukasa News Update – Monday, August 9, 2021


The RCMP have opened a criminal investigation into allegations that ten lobster fishing boats operated by Mi’kmaq fishers were purposely cut loose from a wharf Thursday and that catch was stolen.
Sipekne’katik se pay ka nay ka tee First Nation Chief Mike Sack has alleged the boats were cast adrift from their berths in Weymouth North, N.S., to damage the band’s property and intimidate its fishers.
The Mounties said Friday they were taking the complaint seriously and seeking the public’s assistance with the case.
Later in the day, the RCMP issued a news releasing adding that a lobster crate containing $800 worth of lobster was stolen from one of the boats.

Ontario has risen above 400 new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time since mid-June.
The Ministry of Health is reporting 423 new infections and six deaths from the virus.
That brings the seven-day rolling average to 261 cases, compared to 196 a week earlier.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 109 new cases in Toronto, 57 in York Region, 51 in Peel Region, 42 in Hamilton and 29 in Windsor-Essex.
There are 115 people in intensive care due to COVID-related critical illness and 55 patients are on ventilators.

Businesses in the Niagara Region are eager to welcome American visitors back for the first time in more than a year as restrictions at the border ease on Monday.
Non-essential U.S. travellers who’ve had a full course of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine are now allowed in the country, provided it’s been 14 days since their last dose and they have proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test within the last 72 hours.
Fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a Day 1 COVID-19 molecular test.
There are no changes to the mandatory testing requirements for unvaccinated travellers.

No winning ticket was sold for the $11.8 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.
However, the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Aug. 11 will be an estimated $14 million.

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