Jukasa News Update – Monday, July 13, 2020
The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately.
A new name must still be selected.
The move came less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched a “thorough review” amid pressure from sponsors. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.
The team said it is “retiring” the name and logo and that Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design.
Hamilton police say one man is dead following a double-shooting on Friday night.
Police say shots rang out from a dark SUV towards a blue BMW on Red Hill Valley Parkway.
Two people were shot and sustained serious injuries, police said in a press release.
Mater Abouchere, 27, died of his injuries.
Abouchere was in the driver’s seat and was able to bring the vehicle to the shoulder of the road.
The suspects drove away, exiting at Greenhill Avenue.
Investigators are asking anyone in the area around the time of the shooting to contact them with information that could help in the investigation.
Quebec provincial police continued their search Sunday for the father of two deceased girls who were the subject of an Amber Alert earlier this week.
The bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were found in a wooded area in the community of St-Apollinaire, Que. on Saturday.
On Sunday, the manhunt for the girls’ father, Martin Carpentier, 44, had authorities tightening the search in the woods.
The provincial police have been omnipresent since Thursday, when the Amber Alert was triggered. The search shifted to a manhunt Saturday after the bodies of the girls were found.
The federal government is committing new funding toward harm reduction for First Nations in northern Ontario, in a move that one local leader says provides a “sense of relief” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indigenous Services Canada says it will budget $2.5 million toward the Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s mental health and addiction program.
A report released Monday showed a 93 per cent spike in overdose deaths on First Nation communities between January and May compared to the same time last year.
Between January 2016 and 2019, almost 16,000 Canadians died due to opioid overdoses, with Indigenous people dying at three times the rate of any other demographic.
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