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Jukasa News Update – Thursday, November 26, 2020


Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, has died after battling a presumed case of COVID-19.
Sasakamoose died Tuesday in Prince Albert, Sask. He was 86.
The former NHL’er was hospitalized last week in Saskatchewan for a presumed case of COVID-19 after experiencing wheezing and chest pains.
Sasakamoose played hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54, becoming one of the first Indigenous players in the then-six-team league.
Sasakamoose was named to the Order of Canada in 2017, and given an honorary doctorate of law by the University of Saskatchewan earlier this year.

Six Nations Elected Council says they will not advance on adding the Burtch property to the reserve until they do a full consultation with community members.
The property was transferred into a numbered company held by the Elected Council as part of the negotiations with the federal government and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council — galvanizing bad feelings between the hereditary chiefs and elected leaders.
The elected council says they will not finalize the transfer of the property until they hear from community members how it is best to proceed.

Two area men have died after a collision in Brant County.
First responders attended a multi-vehicle crash on Vanessa Road.
The drivers of two vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in one of the vehicles was sent to hospital with serious injuries. A third car collided into the crash site just after it occurred. The driver of that third vehicle was not injured.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact OPP.

Ontario has decided to stop changing the clocks twice a year _ if Quebec and New York State follow suit.
A bill introduced by Tory politician Jeremy Roberts passed in the legislature Wednesday.
The attorney general will have discretion to enact the legislation if the other two governments make a similar move.
Roberts says he is thrilled and will call on Quebec and New York to end this “outdated practice.”
During debate on his bill, Roberts cited studies indicating negative health effects and productivity loss related to the time changes.
Some Canadian jurisdictions have already moved to end the changes, including Yukon and parts of Saskatchewan and Nunavut.

A new report finds that almost half of Ontario’s hospitals are in a poor state of repair.
That’s far worse than the situation involving roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
The Financial Accountability Office estimates the province owns infrastructure worth about a quarter of a trillion dollars.
Overall, it says about one third is in poor repair.
Remedying the situation won’t come cheap.
The accountability office pegs the cost at $64.5 billion over the next 10 years.

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