Jukasa News Update Tuesday, June 26, 2017
Police say they’re trying to track down a man who allegedly stole a puppy and four kittens from a pet store in Barrie.
Surveillance video shared by police shows a suspect forcibly entering the pet store through the front door and walking directly to the back of the store.
It’s alleged he removed the puppy and kittens from their cages and left the store with the animals in a plastic bag.
Police say they are concerned for the well-being of the animals as they have only had their first round of vaccinations and require ongoing care.
The puppy is described as red-haired nine-week-old cockapoo, while the four eight-week-old kittens are of mixed colour.
The case of a nurse who murdered eight seniors in long-term care homes in Ontario will be examined in a public inquiry.
The Ontario government announced Monday it is moving to appoint a commissioner to lead a public inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pled guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. She was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.
Health Minister Eric Hoskins and Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says the inquiry will ensure patients in long-term care homes are safe and to help ensure a similar tragedy does not happen again.
Officials in Nunavut are planning on using Facebook as a strategy to combat suicides in the north.
RCMP officers say the suicide rate among Inuit males is 40 times higher than the Canadian average.
A five year plan is being put in place to use social media platforms to reduce those numbers.
Facebook Canada says they will now provide culturally sensitive links directly to Health Canada resource workers when friends suspect someone in Nunavut is experiencing a mental health crisis and may be suicidal.
The Alberta Health Service has fired two employees after racist text messages sent between the two surfaced.
Two employees of the AHS reportedly referred to a local middle school principal of indigenous descent as a “rabid squaw”.
Officials for the AHS say the comments do not reflect the ideas or values of the health agency.
The two employees were fired and later submitted an apology.