Jukasa News Update – Thursday, October 21, 2021
The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has declared a Covid-19 outbreak at McKinnon Park Secondary School in Caledonia, Ont.
Two positive cases have been reported in the past 14 days. As outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance, an outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school.
The initial positive case was identified on October 10, and a subsequent positive case was identified on Oct. 15.
The epidemiological link was discovered Monday.
The legal rights to the legendary creature in a British Columbia lake have been transferred to an alliance of Indigenous nations who say the Ogopogo has always been part of their spiritual teachings.
Council members in the Okanagan city of Vernon voted unanimously to transfer the Ogopogo copyright it has held for 65 years to the eight-member Okanagan Nation Alliance.
Ogopogo means spirit of the lake in the alliance’s Syilx language.
For $1, council voted to assign and transfer to the Okanagan Nation Alliance all copyright interests.
Cumming said the city never used the name for economic gain, but twice granted permission for its use in children’s books.
Vernon council agenda minutes say the city obtained the Ogopogo copyright in 1956 from a local resident who first registered the copyright in 1953.
Some Indigenous advocates and leaders say they don’t know who Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is talking about when he says Ottawa is holding consultations on a ruling that affirms the need to compensate First Nations children.
Trudeau made the statement earlier this week while visiting the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc in British Columbia.
Time is ticking down on a 30-day legal window for the Liberal government to appeal a decision released by the Federal Court on Sept. 29 upholding rulings by a human rights tribunal around services and compensation for First Nations children.
Speaking about the ruling in B.C. on MondayTrudeau said “we are consulting with Indigenous partners and leaders” and looking at the “implications” of the decision.
Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, one of the litigants, says that comment came as a surprise because her group hasn’t heard anything.
Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would require businesses to let delivery workers use their washrooms.
Labour Minister Monte McNaughton said it is a common sense change that will preserve dignity for those workers.
The legislation would apply to businesses where workers such as truck drivers, couriers and food delivery workers are picking up or delivering food or other items.
At the beginning of the pandemic the government ensured rest stops were open to truck drivers for washroom use when they were closed to the general public.
McNaughton said the legislation would apply to more than 200,000 workers.
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