Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The lines were long, and no one seemed to mind during Miracle Treat Day at Brantford’s Dairy Queen restaurants. The yearly event raised $15,024 on August 8 for the Children’s Miracle Network. All of the net proceeds from the day’s Blizzard sales goes directly to the McMaster Children’s Hospital.
Six Nation Police are investigating a collision at the intersection of Seneca Road and Third Line.
The two-vehicle crash occurred on Monday morning just before 2 a.m.. Police say a silver Jeep Compass was struck by a GMC Jimmy on Seneca Road that failed to stop at the intersection.
The male suspect driver and male passenger of the GMC Jimmy fled on foot and were picked up by a white Chevy or GMC pickup truck.
Police say that the GMC Jimmy was reported stolen from Brantford. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage as a result of the collision. Both occupants in the Jeep Compass, a 28 year old female and 30 year old male sustained injuries and were transported to hospital for treatment.
The two male suspects are described as one being short and heavy, and the other tall and thin.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police.
Construction of the new transfer station at the Six Nations Landfill Site is underway.
Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan announced a federal government investment of $8.3 million dollars in the project. The funding comes from the Budget 2016 First Nations Waste Management Initiative. Indigenous Services Canada previously provided an additional $378,188 for the feasibility and design phases.
Elected Chief Ava Hill says the new transfer station will allow Six Nations to meet the community’s waste management.
Chief Hill says Six Nations has recycled four million pounds of recyclable products \over the last six years through the community’s recycling program. Hill says this is one way the community is working to reduce global waste burdens and combat climate change.
Construction is currently underway and is expected to be complete by fall 2019.
A proposed cannabis partnership between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and Canopy Growth Corporation is not going ahead as hoped.
The cannabis industry giant approached the council in November 2017, offering a partnership. Now, officials say that offer is no longer on the table.
In a statement, project lead Gina Deer says the community will now have to re-evaluate how the community will proceed with entering the cannabis industry.
Deer says the community has been approached by several cannabis companies looking to enter into partnerships with the community. Deer says the cannabis industry coming to Kahnawake could increase the community’s self sufficiency and create employment opportunities for the community.
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