Jukasa News Update Thursday, June 29, 2017
OPP say they laid 30 traffic related charges Monday after helicopters monitored Highway 403 in Brant County.
Charges including speeding, following too closely and stunt driving.
Police said the aerial traffic initiative is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures and ultimately, to make the roads of Ontario a safer place for everyone.
OPP were on Six Nations this week working with local police to find a missing 48 year old man.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating 48-year-old Douglas HILL.
He is described as an Indigenous male, five-foot-five, weighing approximately 167 pounds. He has a thin build, long dark hair in a ponytail, wearing prescription sunglasses and has facial hair with a visible tattoo of a feather on his right cheek.
Hill was last seen on Six Nations last Saturday at around 9am.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are expected in Canada today for the 2017 Royal Tour.
The pair will be greeted in Iqualuit by Canada’s Governor General.
The Royal couple will participate in activities that highlight the themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, youth and the environment as part of the Canada Day 150th celebrations.
The federal government plans to spend $8 million to establish a mentorship network for First Nations, Metis and Inuit health researchers.
The funding follows a recommendation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that all levels of government endeavour to increase the number of indigenous people working in health care.
Health Minister Jane Philpott says the investment will support the next generation of indigenous health researchers and provide unique learning opportunities.
Police in Thunder Bay say an autopsy is being conducted to determine what led to the death of a 25-year-old First Nations man found severely injured early Sunday.
Marlan Patrick Chookomolin was found unresponsive on a pathway that runs parallel to Highway 11/17 and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Police say he was taken off life support on Monday and died that night.
Investigators say they are conducting interviews and securing video in an effort to trace Chookomolin’s activities on Saturday afternoon and evening.
They’re also asking anyone who may have seen him on Saturday to contact police.
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler offered “prayers and condolences” to Chookomolin’s family and community in a statement on Twitter.
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