Jukasa News Update – Thursday, April 30, 2020
The first run of Healthy Nations hand sanitizer is complete. Six Nations largest manufacturer, Grand River Enterprises, is making these products and donating 500 bottles to elders and frontline workers. After that a second shipment of approximately 5,000 bottles will be freely available for the Six Nations community.
The maker of Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and Kinder products says it had to close down its Brantford, Ont., plant after employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Ferrero Canada Ltd. says the plant closed Tuesday afternoon when it discovered seven workers contracted the virus.
Ferrero spokeswoman Stephanie Cass says in an email that the employees worked in the same areas and had not been in the plant for almost two weeks before getting their test results.
The facility will undergo a deep cleaning and workers will be compensated for their time away, but did not say if the closure would result in shortages of Ferrero products.
Six Nations of the Grand River rejected cash donations from two oil companies wanting to assist the community with coronavirus pandemic expenses.
TransCanada Energy and Enbridge both approached Six Nations with donations of $10,000 each.
Six Nations Elected Councillors voted unanimously to reject the funding – and affirming their position against the TC Energy pipeline activity crossing Wet’suwet’en territory and Enbridge encroaching on indigenous land accross North America.
Six Nations Police and the Sixx Nations Police Commission were placed under review by the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council after community concerns arose about the conduct of Commissioner Steve Williams.
Councillor Wendy Johnson is a member of the police commission and says the Commission not been given information about the police force’s pandemic plan or involved in the selection of the new police Chief who begins on May 1.
The council approved an investigation on April 14. No word on when that investigation will begin.