Jukasa News Update Tuesday, September 3, 2019
It’s back to school time on Six Nations and Police are asking drivers in the area to be aware of students waiting for the bus.
Police will be conducting a Back to School traffic Initiative for the month of September – with traffic units patrolling the community and conducting traffic enforcement focusing their attention on school zones, bus routes and areas of high pedestrian and student traffic.
Police are reminding residents to obey posted speed limit sings in school zones and say drivers should take care not to operate mobile devices or text while driving.
The regulator overseeing Ontario’s legal cannabis stores says a dozen licence applicants who participated in the latest lottery have been disqualified.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario held a lottery for the right to apply for one of 42 cannabis store licences earlier this month.
Those who won the lottery had until Wednesday to submit the documents. The AGCO says 12 of the lottery winners failed to do so and were disqualified. One withdrew the application.
The AGCO says today all of the disqualified and withdrawn applicants are now being replaced by people on a waiting list.
The agency says 29 applicants provided the required documents which are now being reviewed, a process that includes background and police checks.
The latest lottery means the number of pot shops allowed in Ontario will rise to 75 later this year.
Provincial police say a man is in life-threatening condition after he and his two young children were pulled from their vehicle by a family member after it flipped over into a pond.
OPP say witnesses reported seeing a car drive off a roadway and flip onto its roof Saturday evening on Haldimand Road 3 between Nanticoke and Port Dover.
Police say a family member driving behind the vehicle pulled over and managed to rescue a five-year-old girl and an eight-year-boy, along with their father.
The father was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but police say the two kids were not injured.
Police didn’t immediately release the cause of the collision.
A provincial human rights hearing has sided with a non-band member who was banished from the Sandy Lake First Nation.
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal heard the community’s council unfairly evicted two non-band members out of the community in 2012 in retaliation against their band member common law partner for being involved in an effort to oust members of the elected council.
The tribunal’s ruling orders the banished woman and her son be allowed to resume residency on the Sandy Lake First Nation, a remote fly-in community roughly 600 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.
The tribunal also ordered Sandy Lake to pay the woman $20,000 plus interest for pain and suffering _ the maximum penalty under the tribunal’s jurisdiction.
Provincial police say they arrested a convicted drunk driver after he allegedly drove away from court _ five minutes after a judge ordered him not to drive for a year.
Investigators say an officer was in the courthouse in Orangeville, Ont., for an unrelated matter on Thursday when he watched the judge deliver her sentence to the man.
They say that several minutes after that, the man got in his car and drove off.
Police say they were able to stop the accused.
The 35-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has been charged with operation while prohibited.
His vehicle was impounded for 45 days and he’s to appear back in court on Sept. 30.
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