Jukasa News Update – Monday, March 23, 2020
Provincial cannabis distributors across the country are making changes to protect consumers and employees and help deal with a spike in demand amid COVID-19.
The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has suspended same-day and next-day deliveries because of a “higher-than-normal” volume of orders.
The OCS, the Quebec pot distributor Societe quebecoise du cannabis and B.C. Cannabis Stores also warn that Canada Post is no longer delivering parcels that require a signature or proof-of-age to customer doors.
Cannabis shoppers must now look for a notice card notifying them of a nearby post office where they can show identification at and collect their package.
Alberta Cannabis notified shoppers on its website that they may experience delivery delays with both Canada Post and Purolator.
PEI cannabis stores were due to be shut down at 2 p.m. local time for the foreseeable future to combat COVID-19.
Six Nations Emergency Control Group says one of their firefighters and an undisclosed number of community members who they came into contact with are being tested and are now self-isolating — after a potential exposure to COVID-19.
Six Nations Fire Chief Matthew Miller says he and 11 other firefighters are self-isolating as a precaution.
Miller says fire and emergency services int he community will not be impacted by the decision, and says two plates remain active as well as service providers from neighbouring communities who have agreed to help Six Nations if needed.
Miller says the people in isolation will return to work if test results come back negative but will remain in isolation until their status is known.
Six Nations Police are limiting community access to the police station in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Anyone visiting the station must self-screen for symptoms of the virus and not attend if they show any signs of illness.
Police say non-emergency services such as criminal background checks, record checks or general information will not be conducted until further notice.
Police are asking members of the public to call the Six Nations non-emergency line for any non-emergency police requests including property damage, fraud and theft of vehicles.
Police also say members of the public should not be alarmed if officers are seen wearing protective equipment such as gloves or masks when responding to calls for assistance.
Two Six Nations men are facing a significant list of over 400 charges for a string of ATM machine thefts in the region.
Police say Steven Wade VanEvery, 35, and Shawn Erwin Sandy,43, used a stolen pickup truck to steal ATM’s from businesses in thirteen different cities including Brantford, London, Kitchener, Oakville, Guelph.
In total, the two men committed 36 Break and Enters into grocery stores, nail salons, convenience stores, and other businesses, where ATM’s were targeted and stolen.
It is estimated that $100,000 in cash were stolen from the machines and over $180,000 in damages to the affected businesses.
On March 14, Brantford and Six Nations Police searched home on First Line on Six Nations of the Grand River. During the search police recovered $45,000 in cash, a stolen 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck and 27 firearms.
As a result of the investigation, VanEvery and a 30 year old female from Ohsweken, Krystal Marie Hughes, are both facing weapons charges.
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