Jukasa News Update Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A 91-year-old Native Hawaiian multimillionaire heiress has married her longtime partner.
Retired Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Steven Levinson says he presided over the wedding of Abigail Kawananakoa and Veronica Gail Worth during a ceremony Sunday at his Honolulu home.
The marriage comes amid a court battle over control of her trust worth $215 million.
She is considered a princess because she’s a descendant of Prince David Kawananakoa, who was an heir to the throne of the Hawaiian Kingdom. She is the great-granddaughter of James Campbell, a sugar plantation owner and one of Hawaii’s largest landowners.
A Northern Ontario First Nation is dealing with the death of another child, the second in less than a month.
Ontario Provincial Police say they were called early Saturday morning to assist emergency responders with a three-year-old child in medical distress at the Constance Lake First Nation near Hearst, Ont.
The little girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is to be performed on Monday and the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch is assisting with the investigation.
Several of Toronto’s bars and nightclubs are now starting to voluntarily carry life saving naloxone kits.
Naloxone kits are available free in Ontario from local pharmacies to temporarily reverse overdoses from opioid drugs.
Health officials across Canada are scrambling to tackle a growing opioid crisis.
Officials say the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association and Bar owners in Quebec are taking the same precautions.
Toronto Public Health said there are no downsides to having access to the kits in bars and other venues.
Ontario is considering a province wide disposal ban on organic waste in landfill sites.
Officials say the province’s landfills could run out of capacity in 20 years if improvements to the way citizens handle their trash are not made.
Ontario currently generates nearly 12 million tones of trash a year and only recycles about a quarter of that amount.
A Province wide green bin organic waste collection program is now on the table as officials try to gather provincial support for a composting program.
Ontario’s Human Milk Bank is calling for donations of breast milk from lactating women to help save sick and pre-term babies’ lives.
The milk bank says donations decline over the summer months, so an increase in donated breast milk is needed to replenish current stocks that have run low.
About 1,500 low-birthweight babies are born every year in Ontario and many of their mothers are unable to provide adequate amounts of milk. Without donor milk, these babies are at a higher risk of developing life-threatening complications.
The milk bank collects extra milk from lactating women in Ontario, pasteurizes it and distributes it by prescription to infants in neonatal intensive care units across the province.
First Nations and local governments are fighting in the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn the federal goverments approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The cities of Burnaby and Vancouver along with the Squamish First Nation say federal officials failed to gain consent of First Nations or adequately study the impacts of a potential spill in local waterways.
Both BC and Alberta governments are interveners in the court action on either side of the argument.
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