Jukasa News Update Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Ottawa has signed a national child care deal with the provinces, but Quebec is staying out of the multilateral agreement.
The Liberal government negotiated the agreement _ called the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework _ to set out the parameters for billions in new child care spending unveiled in the 2017 budget.
Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said
the agreement gives Canadian children the best possible start in life, providing support to families who need it the most.
Ontario is putting $15 million toward hiring more addiction and mental health workers and distributing more kits with the overdose-reversing drug naloxone as it tries to combat an opioid crisis.
Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced the funding Monday.
412 Ontarians died of opioid overdoses in the first six months of last year _ an 11-per-cent increase from the previous year.
A woman is facing multiple charges after two incidents at an Ottawa church.
Local police say the 52-year-old woman entered a church on April 30, began to scream and damaged a religious statue.
Police charged her Friday with disturbing a religious worship.
She was already facing charges of mischief and causing a disturbance following another incident at the same church in January.
Police are looking for witnesses to the incidents.
No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.
The smaller guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on June 14 will be approximately $22 million.
Police say a man in his twenties has died after falling about 40 metres from a cliff near Albion Falls in Hamilton.
It happened late Saturday afternoon.
police say two other people who were with the man had to be rescued by emergency personnel.
Neither person appeared to have suffered any serious injuries.
Police closed off the area as they continued their investigation.