Jukasa News Update Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty
A woman from Deseronto has been banned for life from owning animals on charges of animal cruelty.
57 year old Lori Brant plead guilty in a Napanee court for failing to provide necessary care for five cats and two dogs in her care.
Ontario SPCA recovered the emaciated animals from a urine filled garage with no food or water.
One of the cats was found dead in a cage.
A Justice of the Peace sentenced her to a lifetime prohibition of owning animals and two years probation.
The animals recovered have been rehabilitated and rehomed.
Ottawa man charged with child porn
An Ottawa man is facing 23 charges and child pornography allegation.
Police say the charges were laid as part of an ongoing international investigation into an online photo sharing site.
36 year old David Sharpe was charged with 10 counts of making, possessing and distributing child porn with a number of additional charges pending as the investigations continue.
Old Dutch is recalling Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips across Canada for concerns the product may be contaminated with salmonella.
The chips recalled come in 66 gram bags marked with best before dates of August 10 through to February 24, 2017 and 255 gram bags with best before dates of August 10 through to March 2, 2017.
The recall was inspired by a recall in another country. Officials say no one has reported illnesses associated with eating the chips so far but are recommending consumers throw out or return them for a refund.
Gender discrimination in Indian Act
An Algonquin woman says she is the victim of gender discrimination by the federal government for being denied Indian Status.
Although Lynn Gehl carries indigenous lineage through five generations of her family, the federal government has refused her application for Indian Status because the ancestry of one of her paternal grandfathers is unknown.
Gehl has taken her case to an Ontario Appeals court. Her lawyers argue she has faced cultural void and shame from being denied Indian Status.
Federal lawyers say the limits preventing Gehl from receiving status were put in place in 1985 to prevent an influx of indigenous people regaining Indian status.
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