Jukasa News Update – Monday, October 4, 2021
Officers with the Brantford Police Service are seeking witness information after a fatal motor vehicle collision, involving a motorcycle and a car, that occurred in the area of Henry Street and Rawdon Street at approximately 4:00 p.m., Thursday..
The driver of the motorcycle, a 55-year-old man from Brantford, succumbed to injuries received as a result of the collision after transfer to Brantford General Hospital.
Members of the public who witnessed the collision or who may have dashboard camera footage are asked to contact Constable Jeremy Morton of the Brantford Police Traffic Unit at 519-756-0113 extention 2869.
Six Nations active COVID-19 cases are on a steady decline. Ohsweken Public Health reported 12 active cases and zero people in the hospital.
The current infection rate is sitting at 46 — that is matching the regional infection rates in Brantford and the surrounding area.
The decline in infections is a hopeful indication. The fourth wave of infections on the territory saw Six Nations with infections rates the highest in the entire province, more than eight times the provincial average.
The Six Nations Police say they are investigating an increase of reports of residents being blackmailed for large sums of money in exchange for privacy regarding personal information exchanged over social media.
In the most recent case, a community member was contacted by an unknown person and exchanged personal information with them. A short time later, the unknown person messaged the community member back, threatening to publicly post the personal information if they didn’t receive a large sum of money. The community member stopped all communication with the unknown person and called police. Police continue to investigate and charges are pending.
Officers released a statement to the public warning that no one should disclose personal information to people they do not recognize and to use extreme caution when using any social media.
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council has begun the process of adding the former Burtch Correctional Facility to the reserve.
Council agreed to sign the application for the 378-acre property to be added to the reserve under the federal government’s Additions to Reserve (ATR) process at Monday’s political liaison meeting.
The controversial property has been the subject of a tug of war between elected council and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council since 2006 when Mohawk Chief Allen MacNaughton successfully negotiated with the province the return of the land outside of the ATR process.
- Previous Jukasa News Update – Monday, September 27, 2021
- Next Jukasa News Update – Thursday, October 7, 2021