Jukasa News Update – Thursday, October 15, 2020
A significant archeological find along the Haldimand Tract will shut off road construction for at least another year in Kitchener Waterloo.
City officials say artifacts dating back to the 1500s and a longhouse village were unearthed along Fischer-Harman Road.
A team of 25 archeologists have uncovered items such as pottery, petrified food and animal remains.
Plans to preserve the site include halting construction and creating a temporary road around the site until archeologists can complete their work.
OPP say that two more people were arrested in connection with the occupation of the McKenzie Meadows housing development.
Tom Wilson was arrested for his part in a concert held at the site in violation of a court injunction. A Six Nations woman was also arrested.
Police say that anyone who attends the property in violation of the injunction is at risk for facing charges of mischief and violating a court order.
Six Nations says there are 23 active cases of COVID-19 in the community and community officials say they are in the surge of an outbreak.
Six Nations Health Services Director Lori Davis Hill and Elected Chief Mark Hill gave a live update Wednesday evening, urging residents to only go out for necessary travel and only socialize with those in their immediate households.
Both warned that community spread has reached Six Nations and that health officials have not been able to source where individuals are contracting the virus based on contact tracing. Meaning that the virus is actively spreading in the community with no known source of contact for most of the new cases.
New cancellations and warning are following news of the COVID-19 outbreak on Six Nations. Akwesasne’s leadership has added Six Nations to its travel exlusion list and says anyone who has travelled to the community must undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon their return. The Iroquois Lodge nursing home in Ohsweken has cancelled all visitors until further notice. The Mobile Screening Coach bus that travels to Six Nations yearly for cancer screening has also cancelled it’s planned visit to the community this month.
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