Jukasa News Update – Monday, September 14, 2020
First Nations in Manitoba’s Interlake region are reporting members in their communities have tested positive for COVID-19.
Until now a total of 29 lab-confirmed and probable First Nations COVID-19 cases were declared off-reserve.
Now, Fisher River Cree Nation says a community member tested positive after being exposed in Winnipeg and returning to the reserve while asymptomatic.
The Peguis First Nation is also confirming two people in the community who were in close contact with someone with COVID-19. They have now tested positive for the virus.
Indigenous Services Canada said on its website that as of Sept. 10, there had been 491 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves. These three new cases are the first on reserves in Manitoba.
Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will leave the mining giant by March over the destruction of Australian Indigenous sacred sites to access iron ore.
By mutual agreement, Jacques will step down once a replacement has been appointed with a deadline to replace him of March 31.
Executives Chris Salisbury and Simone Niven will leave the company on Dec. 31.
The three men are set to lose millions for their part in the destruction of two rock shelter indigenous sites in Western Australia that have been inhabited for 46,000 years.
Internal documents revealed Rio Tinto had engaged a law firm in case the traditional owners of the sacred sites, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people, applied for a court injunction to save the rock shelters.
The Western Australian government has promised to update Indigenous heritage laws that allowed Rio Tinto to legally destroy the sacred sites.
Hamilton police say they’ve found the remains of a woman who went missing in January.
They say they identified the body of Holly Ellsworth-Clark who was last seen on Jan. 11.
Police say a worker spotted a body floating in Hamilton Harbour on Tuesday.
They say the 27-year-old had been in distress at the time she was last seen by her roommates, but was otherwise healthy.
Police say her death is not suspicious.
Canadians can look forward to a lengthy, pleasant fall that won’t give way to early winter temperatures and storms, according to The Weather Network
Meteorologists released the fall forecast Monday saying fall predictions bode well for people hoping to take advantage of being outdoors for a few more months.
In Ontario and Quebec, temperatures will be above normal for most of the fall season and precipitation will be “near normal.”
Officials say, while it won’t quite be a warm fall across the country — there will not be an early start to winter this year.
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