Jukasa News Update – Tuesday January 30, 2018
Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year.
The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season.
The racist red-faced caricature has been used in used by the team since 1947.
The Wahoo logo will remain on the teams uniform sleeves and caps in 2018, but team merch showing Chief Wahoo will be restricted to being sold at locations in Northeast Ohio.
Jury selection has begun at the trial for a Saskatchewan farmer accused in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man.
Gerald Stanley was formally arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder and pleaded not guilty at a community centre in Battleford, Sask.
The province must find 12 unbiased jurors in a case that stirred racial tensions in the province.
Colten Boushie was 22 was shot and killed by Stanley when the SUV he was riding in pulled onto Stanley’s farm.
The trial is expected to last about three weeks.
Provincial police say thousands of pigs have died in a large barn fire early Monday morning.
They say firefighters were called to the Jarvis, Ont., fire at about 1 a.m., where they found a barn fully engulfed in flames.
Police say that while firefighters were there, a second barn close to the first caught fire.
Both barns were destroyed and police say nearly 4,000 pigs were killed.
Police say Haldimand County Fire Services are continuing to monitor the fire and extinguish hot spots.
They say the cause of the fire is under investigation.
A trial has begun in the death of an Indigenous teenager whose body was found wrapped in the Red River.
The death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in 2014 renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Tina was in the care of Child and Family Services, but police said she became an exploited youth while she was in Winnipeg.
Raymond Cormier was 53 when he was arrested in December 2015. He is charged with second-degree murder.
The trial is expected to last five weeks.
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