Jukasa News Update – Thursday, July 4, 2019
Six Nations Fire Chief Matt Miller wants community residents to know emergency response times will be delayed on the territory because first responders are exhausted with no relief.
Firefighters battled 5 house fires in the last week — two of those devastating two families homes.
Miller said each house fire turns into 24-48 hours of work.
Chief Miller said at a press conference on Wednesday that surrounding firefighters that normally send in relief staff when the Six Nations force is taxed — but says now relief services are not comfortable sending their staff in due to ongoing demonstrations outside the Six Nations Central Administration building — which is next door to Six Nations main fire hall.
Miller says this will delay response times to Emergencies on the territory by over 11 minutes.
In a statement Six Nations Council’s Emergency Control Group issued a heightened public safety risk.
Miller is warning all residents to check their fire alarm batteries, carbon monoxide alarms and ensure fire extinguishers are working — and also to be extra careful when cooking outside.
Six Nations Police are looking for an older model GMC Sierra pickup truck after it fled an accident, nearly killing two firefighters.
Firefighters were assisting Six Nations Police just after midnight on Wednesday morning on Sixth Line when the truck sped toward firefighters directing traffic at speeds estimated to be around 180km — nearly striking and killing a female and male firefighter.
The truck collided with a Six Nations firetruck and then fled the scene. — heading south on Chiefswood Road
Firefighters dove into the ditch to escape being struck.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.
Police in Hamilton say a man is in custody after someone fired a rifle in the city’s downtown.
It happened Wednesday afternoon near the corner of King Street and Sanford Avenue, where officers responded to a call about someone shooting a rifle into the air.
Police say the man then dropped the gun and started wielding a machete but was arrested without incident.
Officers have recovered both weapons.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.
Ontario says it will issue 50 more cannabis retail licenses with 8 set aside for First Nations communities.
The new lottery will be held on August 20 for the 42 provincial licenses.
The licenses held for First Nations communities will have a separate process.
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