Jukasa News Update Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Dakota Access could flow oil this week
STANDING ROCK — Energy Transfer Partners says the Dakota Access pipeline is on track to start moving oil this week.
In a court filing Monday, ETP says they have been victims to coordinated physical attacks along the line.
The oil company claims those attacks pose threats to life, physical safety and the environment.
The Cheyenne River and Standing Rock tribes continue to fight the pipelines operation in court.
Court seeking dangerous offender designation in Marlene Bird case
REGINA — Psychologists say The man who beat, raped and set fire to Marlene Bird is not likely a high risk to reoffend.
A doctor testified in court Monday to determine whether Leslie Ivan Roderick Black should be declared a dangerous offender.
Black pleaded guilty to the 2014 attempted murder of Marlene Bird.
The case sparked national attention after the woman was found alive.
She was burned so badly doctors had to amputate both her legs.
If Black is designated a dangerous offender, he will face an indeterminate prison sentence.
Manitoba wants pot regulated
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is moving to set restrictions on marijuana similar to those on alcohol.
Proposed legislation would list marijuana as an intoxicant and ban people from consuming it in a vehicle.
Police would also have the right to suspend a driver’s licence for 24 hours _ similar to an alcohol provision _ if they thought a person was under the influence of pot.
National hunt for accused in child’s death
ST. CATHERINES — Police are still seeking Justin Kuijer of St. Catherine.
Kuijer is subject to a Canada wide warrant for the second degree murder of his seven year old stepson Nathan Dumas, and the attempted murder of an RBC bank employee.
She is now in hospital in stable condition, according to police.
Const. Phil Gavin said Kuijer has been on the run in his ex-girlfriend’s van ever since the two grisly scenes unfolded on Friday.
Initially police were seeing a first-degree murder charge in Nathan’s death.
Police did not explain why the charge was changed.
Kuijer fled the scene in what police describe as a dark grey van with a distinctive pink floral missing person’s decal on the back window.
Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a van with the Ontario license plate BYTE 392.
Kuijer was last seen wearing an orange hoodie under a brown leather coat, dark pants, a black toque, and boots.
Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.
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