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Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Brant County Health Unit says there were nine new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region this week.
That is up from three cases in the two weeks prior.
Acting Medical Officer of Health for BCHU Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke said four of the nine cases were traced back to the same social circle.
Urbantke said residents in the region should continue to follow public health advise to maintain physical distancing, wash hands often, limit close contacts and wear face masks to contain and minimize the possibility of local outbreaks.

Six Nations Elected Council is set to issue an apology to Caledonia residents over an ongoing occupation and violence over the Mckenzie Meadows housing development.
Councillors passed a band council resolution Tuesday to issue an apology to both Six Nations and Caledonia residents about the dispute and say they’ve failed to educate the community about the project, and how Six Nations was compensated.

A Brantford judge extended an injunction against demonstrators on Haldimand County roads or at the Mckenzie Meadows housing development on Tuesday.
The request from Foxgate Developments was granted by Justice Harper, who rebuked protesters for fighting the battle in the media and not raising concerns when the issues reach the courtroom.
The injunction names John and Jane Doe, but lawyers moved to add the name of a spokesperson for the demonstration to the case.

Six Nations elementary school students will not return to the classroom until at least November.
This from Federal Director of Schools Kathleen Manderville.
Students will have the option to learn from home online in live-streamed lessons or work through printed weekly work packages.
Students in grades Kindergarten through to Grade 8 will be required to participate in at least 310 minutes of instruction each day.
The plan will be reassessed in October to determine a further plan.

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