Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, November 29, 2016
House fire on Mohawk Chapel grounds could be arson
A historic home beside the Mohawk Chapel has burned to the ground.
Brantford Firefighters arrived at the scene to battle the fire at around 8pm Sunday evening. They were able to get the fire under control close to midnight.
Six Nations Fire Department said in a statement the fire is being treated as suspicious.
Officials said due to the intensity of the fire when firefighters arrived no search for victims was possible. Heavy equipment was moved in Monday as part of the ongoing investigation to search for any potential victims.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Six Nations Police.
ND Governor declares mandatory evacuation of pipeline protest area
The situation around the Dakota Access Pipeline is escalating again. North Dakota’s Governor Jack Dalrymle issued an executive order yesterday calling for mandatory evacuation of the pipeline resistance camp areas.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault called the order a menacing action meant to cause fear.
Although the order claims to be protection for water protectors enduring a harsh winter in tents and tipis — the governors order now restricts all emergency services and NGO’s from attending the area where the camps are situated — and says violators will be prosecuted.
Archambault says the state’s executive order will enable further human rights violations against water protectors.
Police rescue man from burning SUV
A man was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital Sunday after being rescued from a car fire.
An off-duty Six Nations Police officer discovered a 2008 Ford Escape engulfed in flames along a ditch on Tuscarora Road with a man trapped inside.
Officers were able to break through the window and rescue the man, who was unconscious.
The victim suffered 3rd degree burns and head injuries. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire.
Province to test self-driving cars
Ontario will be testing self driving vehicles on public roads in the province in a pilot project to test the automated vehicles.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said different levels of automation will be tested — giving Ontario the opportunity to be a leader in automated transportation technology.
The pilot is set to run for ten years. The self-driving Lincoln MKZ, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van and a 2017 Lincoln will be studied as they transport passengers across Ontario.
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