Jukasa News Update Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pope Francis’ is set to visit Chile and Peru in January is expected to include a focus on issues affecting indigenous people.
This will be the pope’s 21st foreign visit and the fifth to his home continent.
The schedule includes a day devoted to the Amazon as well as a visit to a southern Chilean region claimed by the indigenous Mapuche community.
The trip will feature protocol visits, speeches to bishops and meetings with local Jesuits.
The trip could also could create tension.
Officials say opponents to the popes visit burned a bus in protest of his presence in Mapuche traditional territory.
Indigenous protesters at a salmon farm off the northern coast of Vancouver Island are vowing to stay, despite court action aimed at removing them.
Opponents say the facility is having a detrimental affect on wild salmon in the region.
Marine Harvest Canada, which runs the farm, has filed an application for a court injunction to remove the protesters from the facility.
A spokesperson for the protesters say they would be open to meeting with reps from the fish farm but insist the company remove its fish from the area.
A southwestern Ontario provincial park has been closed to the public after demonstrators set up a trailer at the front gate in support of what police said was a land claim.
Demonstraters have gathered outside the Pinery Provincial Park, blocking its entrance.
OPP Sgt. Dave Rektor said the demonstration was related to a “land claims issue that is before the courts.”
Park officials issued a statement Thursday saying a decision was made to close the park “until further notice” after the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received notice of intention to blockade the park.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Natural Resources said the situation involves a few individuals, not a specific group.
Rektor said a police liaison team would be working with all involved to resolve the issue.
Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.
This comes after Shoppers’ parent company, Loblaw Companies applied for a Health Canada licence to dispense medical marijuana in October 2016.
A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will strategize marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers working with cannabis.
Shoppers adds that the winning candidate will also ensure that its medical pot marketing material is compliant with Health Canada regulations.
Under current federal regulations, the only legal distribution method for medical marijuana is by mail order from licensed producers direct to consumers.
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