Jukasa News Update – Monday, May 10, 2021
The province is expected to meet this week to discuss extending the provincial stay at home order.
Sources say the order could be extended to June 2nd to prevent gatherings over the Victoria Day weekend.
The current end date is May 20th.
Health officials say the lockdown needs to be extended in Ontario to prevent a fourth wave.
Manitoba’s appeal court has ruled the Progressive Conservative government acted honourably when it cancelled a $67-million agreement with the province’s Metis federation that Premier Brian Pallister called “hush money.”
The Manitoba Metis Federation had applied to overturn a March 2020 Court of Queen’s Bench review that concluded the government had the authority to nix the deal, which had been struck between the Metis federation and Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro.
The 2017 agreement would have given the Metis group $67 million for supporting a variety of hydro projects such as a new transmission line to Minnesota, and the support also would have helped secure faster approvals at regulatory hearings.
The province cancelled the deal in 2018, with Pallister saying it simply paid for a group not to oppose projects.
Brantford Police have laid first degree murder charges against two teens in connection with two deaths.
A 17 year old has been charged with the shooting death of 20 year old Isaiah Castillo. He was shot and killed inside a home on Diana Avenue on April 14 and died in hospital.
In a separate incident, Elijah Marfoh of Brantford has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 19 year old Nebiyu Myers. He was shot and killed inside a home on Alfred Street on April 17.
Police say the two homicides were targeted. They are still looking for information on both incidents. Anyone with information should contact Brantford police.
Nearly 150 pharmacies started offering COVID-19 vaccines to all adults in Ontario’s virus hot spots this weekend.
78 pharmacy locations in Toronto and Peel Region that now offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to people aged 18 and older.
In Durham, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor and York Region, a total of 58 pharmacies are offering the Moderna shot to anyone in that age group.
Vaccine-seekers can search online by postal code to find local pharmacies administering shots, and are advised to book online or contact pharmacy sites directly.
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