Jukasa News Update Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Edmonton Police have arrested two suspects in the death of a 19 month old First Nation boy.
The toddlers body was found outside an Edmonton city church Friday.
The boy’s father — 26 year old Joesph Crier and his 25 year old girlfriend Tasha Mack are charged with second degree murder and failure to provide the necessities of life connected to the child’s death.
Crier is also charged with assault causing bodily harm.
The two appeared in court Monday via closed-circuit television and the case was put over to May 8. Both remain in police custody.
Edmonton police say both of the accused were guardians of the toddler.
Federal officials in South Dakota said Monday that 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagle feathers.
U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler said that officials expect “significant” additional federal charges in the case, which focused on trafficking of eagles and eagle parts and feathers for profit.
Authorities said the case involves more than 100 eagles, a number that could climb as high as 250.
A guard who smuggled drugs hidden in chocolate eggs into an RCMP detachment in Saskatchewan has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Bonny Maddaford, who is 45, pleaded guilty last month to trafficking cocaine, trafficking marijuana and breach of trust.
Maddaford used Kinder Eggs to pass marijuana, cocaine, tobacco and money to prisoners.
She was charged last fall following an investigation.
A band councillor and former chief of the Key First Nation in Saskatchewan has been sentenced to one year in jail on drug and weapon charges.
Clarence Papequash pleaded guilty in March to possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition while prohibited.
Papequash, who is 64, was suspended as a councillor after the charges were laid.
Papequash is to be on two years of probation once he is released from jail.
Ontario is launching a basic income pilot project this spring, aimed at providing financial stability for low-income residents.
The pilot will launch in the Hamilton area _ including in Brantford, Ont., and Brant County _ and the Thunder Bay, Ont.,-area late this spring, and in Lindsay, Ont., this fall, with a minimum payment of nearly $17,000 for an eligible single person.
In order to qualify, a single person would need to make less than $34,000 and a couple would need to make less than $48,000, a spokesperson for Ontario’s minister of community and social services said. The pilot is open to people aged 18 to 64.
Halifax-area students could soon get a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory.
A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read out as part of morning announcements.
Jessica Rose, the board’s Mi’kmaq representative, says the proposal was brought up at a committee meeting last Wednesday and is going to be studied further in the hopes that it be adopted and in place by September.
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