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Jukasa News Update Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Local businesses seek to recoup losses from barricade

CALEDONIA — Haldimand County council is seeking compensation from the province for losses from the blockade protesters put up at Argyle Street last month.

County Councillor Craig Grice told local media businesses on Six Nations and Caledonia were thriving before the barricades were erected on August 10th.

Grice told reporters the county will try to help facilitate the process of compensation for their losses in any way they can.

Police investigate fentanyl overdose death

BRANTFORD — Brantford police say a 46-year-old man overdosed last Friday and died in hospital on Monday after allegedly taking cocaine and fentanyl, the deadly opioid.

They allege a 34 year old man sold the drugs to the victim.

He was arrested and charged with manslaughter after an overdose death.

He also faces several drug trafficking-related charges, including trafficking fentanyl.

Last week, South Simcoe police charged two Innisfil, Ont., men with manslaughter after allegedly supplying drugs to a 23-year-old who died of an overdose of heroin and fentanyl in April.

South Simcoe police deputy chief said drug dealers must be held accountable for their actions.

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