Jukasa News Update – Thursday, January 11, 2018
Ottawa announced a cash infusion of just under $300 million over five years for policing in First Nation and Inuit communities.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made the announcement Wednesday in Winnipeg, saying the money will start flowing to communities served under the First Nations Policing Program in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
The announcement includes money for up to 110 additional officer positions, starting in 2019.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over.
The agency said as of Wednesday 42 cases of E. coli illnesses were reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario.
Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died.
It says there have been no reports on the onset of illness since Dec. 12.
The agency says exposure to romaine lettuce has been identified as the source of the outbreak, but the cause of contamination has not been determined.
Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union.
It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer Council kept ballots from being counted until this week.
An eastern Ontario man is facing an incest charge after an alleged sexual assault on his adult daughter.
Police say a woman was visiting her family in Kingston last November and allege the accused entered the bedroom where she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her.
Kingston police say they were made aware of the incident by a third party.
A 54-year-old man turned himself in to police on Tuesday.
He is charged with one count each of incest and sexual assault.