Jukasa News Update – Monday, July 26, 2021
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says a helicopter pilot has survived a crash in Brantford after she appears to have clipped some power lines.
A spokesman for the TSB says a Robinson R44 helicopter was conducting an aerial spray operation north of the airport at about 7 a.m., when it crashed.
Preliminary information is that the helicopter collided with a power line and was substantially damaged.
Despite that, the Brantford paramedic service chief says the approximately 35-year-old pilot was conscious and appeared to only have fractures and minor injuries.
Mary Simon was installed today as the country’s new governor general and become the first Indigenous person to hold the role.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, as his choice to be the Queen’s representative in Canada earlier this month, replacing Julie Payette who resigned in January.
Public health guidelines have set limits on attendance and mask requirements for anyone there in person.
Simon was greeted at the Senate building by a First Nations drumming circle and accompanied by a traditional Inuit drummer on her way into the Senate chamber.
Ontario is reporting 119 COVID-19 cases today and three deaths from the virus.
The numbers are based on 11,930 tests.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says 22 cases are in Toronto, 15 in Hamilton, 14 in Waterloo Region and 13 in Peel Region.
There are 131 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness and 79 people on ventilators.
The province says 65,920 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered yesterday for a total of more than 19 million.
Eighty per cent of adults in Ontario have at least one vaccine dose and 67 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government needs to do more to support people living in Nunavut, particularly when it comes to the territory’s long-standing housing crisis.
He said remoteness shouldn’t mean communities such as those in Nunavut are left behind the rest of the country.
Miller said the pandemic showed systemic racism affects remote communities like those in Nunavut when it comes to accessing health care.
With no intensive care unit in the territory and only one hospital for all 25 communities located there, COVID-19 patients who needed treatment had to be evacuated by air, hundreds of kilometres south for essential lifesaving treatment.
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