Jukasa News Update, Tuesday April 11, 2017
Brantford Police are seeking help from the public after a convenience store was robbed over the weekend.
A man entered Maple Convenience on Colborne Street at about 9:44pm Sunday night with a weapon and demanded cash from the clerk.
The man recieved an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot southbound on Park Avenue.
No one was injured during the robbery.
The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, about 5’5 to 5’8 and was wearing a black hoodie with a bright yellow/green emblem on the front, blue jeans, black t-shirt with a white design, white running shoes and a black balaclava.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police.
Six Nations Elected Council says the province of Ontario has transferred the lands of the former Burtch Correctional facility into the ownership of a corporation held by the band council.
The return of those lands to Six Nations were one promise of the negotiations following the reclamation action near Caledonia in 2006.
In a statement SNEC says the lands will go through an official process of being added to the reserve.
Council says the lands will be immediately used for agricultural purposes.
Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in Brantford and Six Nations.
The plan will enhance public safety by resolving criminal cases faster through greater supports to low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.
Ontario officials say they are working with the Six Nations Elected Chief and Council to develop a program to provide bail services to its members and other Indigenous people in Six Nations of the Grand River, Cayuga, and the Brantford area.
Brantford Police are warning the public after they say another man in the area has overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl.
A 20 year old man was admitted to hospital with no vital signs Sunday night. Doctors established the man had overdosed on opiates and gave the patient naloxone. He was revived and later released from hospital.
Fentanyl has been responsible for several overdose cases in the immediate area.
Police say anyone in the area can get a naloxone kit for free in case of an overdose from any local pharmacy. You can get more information at www.fentanylcankill.ca