Jukasa News Update Thursday, January 30, 2020
Police in Hamilton say they’re launching the city’s first homicide investigation of the year after a 46-year-old man died late Wednesday night.
The Hamilton Police Service says they found the man suffering from life-threatening injuries in a residence shortly after 11:30 p.m.
They say the man later died in hospital.
Police say there will be officers processing the scene throughout the morning.
Investigators say they’re not releasing the victim’s identity until they notify next of kin.
They say the investigation is still in its early stages and they expect to provide an update later on Thursday.
A new report on modernizing Canada’s communications laws is recommending the CBC/Radio-Canada gradually eliminate advertising on all platforms over the next five years.
The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel report released today recommends transforming the “public broadcaster into a public media institution with a singular focus on serving a public rather than a commercial purpose.” It suggests getting rid of advertising should start with news content.
The report is the final one from a six-member panel created in June 2018 by the ministers of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, and Canadian Heritage.
The panel reviewed Canada’s decades-old Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts.
The report says CBC/Radio-Canada should be “prepared to experiment and increase the diversity of its content while remaining committed to high-quality standards.”
Sally Catto, general manager of programming for CBC English Television, has said the CBC is “a hybrid public broadcaster” that not only relies on government funding but on advertising revenue.
With that, the CBC has recently focused on programming that appeals to advertisers and sponsors, including “Family Feud Canada” and “Battle of the Blades.”
The new report also recommends “that CBC/Radio-Canada should reflect national, regional and local communities to national, regional and local audiences, and reflect Indigenous Peoples and promote Indigenous cultures and languages.
“In this way, Canadians would have access to content from different parts of the country that reflects their values, cultures and perspectives.”
An Indigenous organization wants more money for eyes and ears to keep tabs on traditional First Nations land and Canada’s new protected areas.
The Indigenous Leadership Initiative is helping to train and equip band members to act as environmental guardians.
Some programs have been operating for more than a decade. The federal government chipped in $25 million over four years in the 2017 budget.The guardian program may also be central to Canada meeting its conservation target of protecting 25 per cent of its land mass by 2025.
Most of the new protected areas are being formed in co-operation with First Nations. And almost all of them include a guardian project as part of the deal.
Guardians are being considered for at least 23 of the 27 Indigenous Protected Areas being created under Ottawa’s $175-million Nature Challenge Fund.
Six Nations could potentially see up to $800 million dollars in certified emission reduction credits once new parcels of land are added to the community to make way for a solar farm.This from Six Nations Lands and Membership Director Lonny Bomberry, who reported to Six Nations of the Grand River Political Liaison committee on Monday, and said the addition of 2 parcels of land to make way for the solar farm is being expedited so the community would qualify for a United Nations carbon offset program.Two properties adjacent to the current boundary of Six Nations near Highway 6 are being expedited to under the Addition of Lands to Reserves and Reserve Creation Act. That legislation came into effect in August 2019.
In 2018, Chief Ava Hill announced Six Nations of the Grand River applied to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Sustainable Development as an autonomous Sovereign Nation.That status permits SNGR to to participate in the carbon trading market; exchanging value for things like forested area and sustainable electric projects under the Kyoto protocol.
Six Nations of the Grand River halted all talks between approximately 40 proponents and the Six Nations Consultation and Accommodations Team on Monday and ordered a comprehensive history of the discussions to date.
SNGR Councillor Wendy Johnson raised concerns during Monday’s Political Liaison Committee meeting — suggesting there was a disconnect between projects currently in discussions with the CAP team and the political decisions about who to work with that council has made.
Bomberry brought a list of approximately 40 proponents the CAP team has been in discussions with.
Johnson raised issue with two groups: Nestle and the Ministry of Transportation that were speaking to the CAP team and questioned why the community was even entertaining those discussions.
Bomberry said that when a proponent reaches out to talk the discussions are always exploratory to begin with for Six Nations to be able to determine if the accommodation being proposed by proponents is a worthwhile venture for Six Nations.
SNGR passed a motion to put all CAP discussions on hold while an internal review takes place on the discussions takes place. Council asked for a full report back by February 24, 2020 including all previous band council resolutions attached to the activity taking place with each proponent.
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