Jukasa News Update Monday, October 22, 2018
Six Nations Police and the OPP evacuated an area in Ohsweken and closed roadways in the surrounding area after reports of an explosive substance in a home on Pine Crescent.
OPP’s Explosive Devices Unit were called in to assist in locating the package. They removed it from the home and police say it was rendered safe. No other items were located. Police say they have a suspect and are continuing to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Toronto police have shut down five pot shops in a co-ordinated raid Friday afternoon.
Police spokesman Gary Long says the drug squad charged and released eight people under the new provincial cannabis legislation.
It is only legal to buy marijuana in Ontario from the province’s online website and police Chief Mark Saunders vowed to shut down illegal dispensaries after marijuana became legal on Wednesday.
Ontario will be issuing licenses to operate dispensaries, but that system won’t be in place until April 1, 2019.
Ontario’s police watchdog says it is investigating a police-involved shooting that left a woman dead in Hamilton early Saturday morning.
A Special Investigations Unit spokesman says Hamilton police received a call about a woman with a knife in a home at about 1 a.m.
He says when police arrived at the scene there was an interaction between officers and the woman, and an officer shot a firearm.
He says the woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The spokesman declined to provide further details about the incident.
Canada has condemned the killing of a Washington Post journalist in the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement issued Saturday night that the Saudis’ “explanations” of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi “lack consistency and credibility.”
She also reiterated the federal government’s call for a thorough investigation in collaboration with Turkish officials.
Khashoggi vanished on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Five days later Turkish officials alleged that he had been tortured, killed and dismembered there.
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