Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A man who killed an indigenous woman in a targeted act of violence in Thunder Bay has been ordered to stand trial in her death.
20 year old Brayden Bushby of Thunder Bay was charged initially with assault in the February 2017 attack on Barbara Ketner — after he threw a trailer hitch out of a moving car window at the woman while she was walking down McKenzie Street with her sister.
Justice Frank Valente said in a Thunder Bay courtroom Monday that there is sufficient evidence to put Bushby on trial.
Kentner was hospitalized and died in July 2017 from injuries she sustained in the attack. Police then announced charges against Bushby were upgraded to second degree murder.
The ruling means Bushby will stand trial for the murder of Kentner. No trial date or location has been announced yet.
First Nations Technical Institute says it is expanding its programming after government officials announced a $50,000 research grant.
On January 14, government officials announced that FNTI will receive a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) the funds for research in the fields of agriculture, food security, and sustainability, including a focus on decolonization, Indigenous knowledge, elders, and knowledge-keepers.
Officials for the school say they are excited to have federal support to build our capacity to conduct food systems research in a culturally-relevant way.
Police say a weapons call resulted in the arrest of a Six Nations man after reports of a male victim having been shot on Seneca Road.
The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.
Six Nations and OPP set up roadblocks and engaged in a chase across the community’s upper end in pursuit of the suspect — who had allegedly pointed and shot the victim with a pellet gun before fleeing in a pick up truck.
Police say the suspect, Kenneth Lee Akey, 30, of Ohsweken was found and arrested hiding in an abandoned residence on Mohawk Road. No one received any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
Akey is facing a long list of charges and was held for a bail hearing.
Police say 22 year old man from Bradford is under arrest and facing a long list of drug and weapons charges after he fired a semi-automatic handgun in a local business.
Officers were initially called about a car theft. Police discovered the vehicle in downtown Brantford and say the driver fled on foot when he was approached by officers.
Police chased the suspect on foot into a local business where he fired a semi-automatic handgun in the bathroom and attempted to flee again. He was apprehended and arrested.
While he was being taken into custody investigators uncovered a large amount of money and a knife. A backpack the suspect was carrying in the stolen vehicle was found and filled with a total value of $26,000 in street drugs including crack cocaine, methamphetamine, percocets and approximately $15,500 in fentanyl powder.
Shaun Austin Krawiec, a 22 year old Bradford male is charged an extensive list of drug and weapons charges. He was held for a bail hearing.
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