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Jukasa News Update Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Provincial police say a 22-year-old man is facing 69 charges in a fraud investigation involving more than 30 alleged victims from the Haldimand County area.
OPP say the man operated a business called The Little Hoppers Rabbitry and Caging.
Investigators allege he solicited money from people, promising rabbits for breeding stock and supplies to farm rabbits, but say neither was provided.
Police say a Caledonia, Ont., man is charged with multiple counts of uttering forged documents, obtaining under false pretences, and fraud.

Mayors from 13 cities across Canada are calling for a national standard on the collection and sharing of data on overdose deaths along with medical treatment for addiction.
A task force they created has released its initial recommendations to the federal government.
Fentanyl is the leading cause of drug overdose death in one third of the Canadian cities represented by the task force, but there are huge challenges in collecting and accessing basic data.

A man has been pronounced dead after an incident in Aroland First Nation in northern Ontario.
Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to a home to investigate after a man was reported injured on the reserve Friday morning.
They say Byron Meshake, 30, of Aroland First Nation was taken to hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
A 26-year-old man, also of Aroland First Nation, was charged with assault with a weapon.

An evacuation due to flooding fears was underway Monday at a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.
Kashechewan First Nation Deputy Chief Hosea Wesley said more than 300 people from his community flew to Kapuskasing, Ont., on Sunday and about 200 residents were expected to leave over the course of Monday and Tuesday.
Major ice jams threaten to flood the community near the mouth of James Bay.
Children, the elderly and the sick are being evacuated first as a precautionary measure.

A national recall of flour due to E. coli contamination, which was first announced last month, has been expanded yet again.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recall on March 28 affected Robin Hood flour sold in four provinces in Western Canada and was later expanded across the country.
Last week, more products were added to the recall, including certain flour goods produced by Ardent Mills of Brampton, Ont.
Now Ardent Mills is adding even more items to the list, including various sizes of Robin Hood Best for Blending flour, as well as the brand’s bread and roll mix.
A complete list of recalled products can be found on the CFIA website.
The federal agency says all recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store.

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