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Jukasa News Update Monday, January 13, 2020


British Columbia’s Supreme Court says a mother has failed to establish that Indigenous ceremonies performed in her children’s classrooms interfered with their religious freedoms.
Candice Servatius of Port Alberni argued the religious freedoms of her daughter and son were infringed upon by having to participate in smudging and hoop dance ceremonies, but the court ruled Wednesday she did not establish infringement of religious freedoms.
Lawyers say the woman is considering an appeal.

An elderly man has died after he was struck by a pickup truck on Brant Ave.
The collision happened Saturday evening. Police say the victim was injured near St. Joseph’s Church. He was taken to hospital but died due to his injuries. Police are not releasing his name.
A 28 year old male driver of the pick up truck was not injured in the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

A deadly weekend in Brantford has left four people dead in separate overdose incidents.
Police say the victims likely did not know how much fentanyl was mixed in the drugs they consumed.
Officers are warning drug users to be aware of the substances they are consuming and reminding the public that naloxone recovery kits are available free of charge at pharmacies across the province.

Six Nations Public Works closed a section of Fourth Line Sunday night between Seneca Road and Mohawk Road and between Mohawk Road and the Six Nations boundary line due to flooding from the Grand River.
The area experienced significant rainfall, producing the highest January rainfall on record for Southern Ontario.
Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services are warning the community to obey road closure signs in the area. They are also warning the public to avoid areas by the River as the fast currents could pull in people, pets or vehicles.

Six Nations Police say two people are arrested and facing drug charges after being pulled over during a traffic stop.
Officers stopped a 2003 Honda Accord that was driving erratically in the early morning hours of January 8 on Chiefswood Road.
The male driver and female passengers told police they were delivering pizzas.
Police discovered methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl upon searching the vehicle.
41 year old Farshad Pouya of Burlington and 46 year old Naomi Jones of Simcoe were both arrested and facing drug charges. The male driver is also charged with driving while suspended and not providing ownership and insurance to police.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Six Nations Police.

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