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Jukasa News Update Monday December 16, 2019


APTN and Rogers Sportsnet will broadcast NHL games in the Plains Cree language.
The first of six games to be broadcast on APTN in the Indigenous language will be when the Winnipeg Jets visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 19.
The next will be when the two teams meet again on Feb. 9 in Winnipeg.
APTN will also broadcast the Calgary Flames’ visit to Detroit on Feb. 23, the Vancouver Canucks’ trip to Columbus on March 1, Vancouver hosting the Jets on March 15, and the Edmonton Oilers welcoming Anaheim on March 29.
The deal guarantees a minimum of six games will be broadcast in Plains Cree per season.

The Ontario government says it is doing away with the lottery system it has used to award licences for cannabis stores starting next month.
Critics also say the province’s slow approach has left legal sellers unable to keep pace with the black market.
The new rules take effect in the new year and will remove the temporary cap on the number of cannabis stores in the province.

A new study says women who regularly use hair dye or chemical straightener are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Researchers looked at 46,000 women and found women who regularly use permanent hair color are 9% more likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not use those products. The risks were higher for African American women with a 60% increased risk of breast cancer among those who use permanent dye.

The number of opioid-related deaths and emergency department visits continued to rise in Ontario in the first three months of this year, the latest government data shows.
Public Health Ontario said 435 people died from opioid overdoses between January and March _ a 40 per cent increase from the same period in 2018 when 307 deaths were reported.
There were 3,420 emergency department visits due to opioid overdoses from April to June, the agency said, nearly a 50 per cent increase over the same period in 2018.

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