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Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Orders in place in Brantford-Brant mean residents are now required to quarantine or self-isolate when experiencing symptoms of coronavirus or have had exposure to a person with coronavirus.
Brant County Health Unit Acting Medical Officer of Health issued the order under Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act.
The Order enforces mandatory self-isolation or quarantine of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, those who have the signs and symptoms and are awaiting their test results, anyone who otherwise has reasonable grounds to believe they have symptoms of COVID-19 and those who are a close contact with anyone diagnosed, displaying symptoms or who had an exposure.
Those who qualify and do not self-isolate can be charged and fined up to $5,000 per day for every day the offence occurs.
The order will stay in place until further notice.

A Brantford resident has died in Lake Erie at Pottahawk Point.
The body of 67-year-old Ditfleche Geneau was recovered on Monday afternoon after a family in the area reported human remains in the lake.
Foul play is not suspected in his death.

Mississaugas of the Credit students will not be returning to the classroom this fall.
The community’s Chief and Council approved a return to school plan for 2020 and shared the details on the community’s Facebook page Monday.
Students will be taught 100% online from September 14, 2020 through to February 2021.
Staff will be required to work at the school during the school year and to provide office hours for parents or students with questions.
A working group will begin discussions late in the fall term to determine is local infection rates are low enough for students to return to the classroom for the second half of the year.

Brant County’s Health Unit issued a public safety alert Friday — cautioning residents following a steep rise in opioid overdoses.
In July, Brantford Police say the number of overdoses has doubled from the previous month’s reported incidents. July saw 22 suspected opioid overdoses and 1 death — June saw a total of 12 overdoses — matching the average number of overdoses in the first six months of 2020 at 13.
BCHU says that fentanyl is suspected to be involved in most of the overdoses reported.
Now health officials are warning opioid users to take precautions and say in the case of an overdose, even if naloxone has been administered, to call 9-1-1.

Two additional person have been charged in an organized crime investigation on Six Nations that saw a total of 18 people and 220 charges laid in what OPP labeled Project Cairnes.
A 57 year old Mississauga man is facing charges of manufacturing tobacco without a license, participation in a criminal organization along with labelling and packaging a trademarked product under the Trade Mark Act.
Another man, 70 years old from Miami, Florida has been charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of unlawfully manufacturing a tobacco product without a licence.
Police say all locations are connected to illegal manufacturing and distribution of contraband tobacco and illicit cannabis.
The two men are scheduled to appear in Ontario Court on August 10.

Police in Hagersville have launched a homicide investigation after finding a body inside an apartment damaged by fire this week.
OPP identified the deceased as 30 year old Tyler King, a member of neighbouring Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Police say Haldimand County officials responded to reports of smoke coming from an apartment in the community of Hagersville on Wednesday.
Investigators say they found the man’s body inside after responders doused the flames.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation.
Police say there is no concern for public safety at this time, and there were no other occupants in the apartment.

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