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Jukasa News Update – Thursday, February 2, 2017


DAPL to proceed, water protectors arrested
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it will grant permission for Energy Transfer Partners to complete construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Water defenders stood in opposition at the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone camps yesterday to oppose those orders, resulting in the assault and arrest of 76 people.
US President Donald Trump’s second official action in office was to sign executive orders to push both DAPL and the Keystone XL pipelines through to completion and silence federal opposition to the project.
Trump has vowed to remove what he calls ridiculous requirements for energy industry developments and has indicated he wants to remove Environmental Protection Agency involvement in energy developments.

Police seek help after cyclist struck
Brantford Police are seeking assistance from the public after a man was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike.
The accident took place at about 6:30am last Thursday.
Police say a 48 year-old man was travelling on his bicycle at Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Carter Street. when he was struck by a beige coloured Jeep Liberty.
Concerned citizens stopped to offer assistance and Police and Paramedics were contacted.
The man was transported to hospital where he received treatment for his non-life threatening injuries.
Brantford Police are continuing their investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Brantford Police.

Ottawa to settle out of court for 60s Scoop survivors
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the federal government wants to settle a proposed class action lawsuit out of court for survivors of the 60’s scoop.
The ’60s Scoop refers to a period when indigenous children were removed from their homes and placed in foster care and adopted into non-indigenous homes.
Bennett said it is a “dark and painful” chapter for Canada and says negotiation, rather than litigation, is a critical step towards reconciling the relationship between indigenous people in Canada and the federal government.

Man charged with hate crime
A man has been charged with a hate crime after an attack on a 66 year old black woman in a Toronto subway station on Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the man yelled at the woman, knocking her down to the ground and hollered racial slurs at her.
Members of the public apprehended the man and held him until police arrived to make an arrest.
The elderly woman suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
36 year old Peter Dwyer is charged with assault in relation to a hate crime.

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