Jukasa News Update Tuesday, March 7, 2016
Chief resigns after rude social media post
A BC Chief has resigned after controversy from an inappropriate post on social media.
The BC Assembly of First Nations say the resignation of Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson was an amicable decision between the chief and the Assembly’s board.
Gottfriedson was under fire last year for posting a photo to social media of his bare legs with just a female smiley face red-lipstick emoji covering his groin area.
As a result of the controversy, Gottfriedson stepped down as the Assembly’s person of contact for the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls portfolio late last year.
The chief apologized and said the photo was insensitive and did not reflect his views on women.
Doctors concerned edible cannabis poses health risks
Canadian health officials are urging the federal government to consider the serious side effects linked to edible cannabis use ahead of its legalization.
Doctors say the likelihood a patient could consume too much cannabis is easier in edible products as the dose is harder to measure and more readily available.
Currently Health Canada officially recommends against smoking marijuana.
The Canadian Medical Association has no formal position on the consumption of medicinal pot, but it officially opposes the inhalation of any burned plant material.
The sale of edibles is currently banned in Canada, but a June 2015 decision from the Supreme Court of Canada ruled medical users have the right to prepare their medication any way they choose, including cooking with it.
Police seeking information from public in murder investigation
Brant County OPP are asking for help from the public in the murder investigation of 69 year old Robert Waite.
Waite’s body was discovered by police Wednesday afternoon at around 3pm in the parking lot of Diamond Towing in Cainsville.
His death has been ruled a homicide. No cause of death has been released.
A tip line has been established and police are asking anyone who may have been in contact with Waite from noon on Sunday, February 26 through to Wednesday, March 1 to come forward.