Jukasa News Update – Wednesday January 17, 2018
Ontario is making it easier for students receiving OSAP to plan, budget and pay for their college or university education.
A new service allows students who’ve applied for OSAP can now go online to see the estimated tuition costs and the estimated amount that will be covered by OSAP.
Any remaining eligible OSAP funds after tuition is paid will now be sent directly to the student to cover additional costs, such as living expenses and books.
Six Nations Toy Bingo raised just over $140,000 for local schools on Six Nations in 2017.
The hugely popular annual games are hosted by Six Nations Bingo who provides the place and tools for local schools to hold fundraiser games where prizes for players are not cash but toys and electronics.
Director of Gaming John Heathers says the events are a community effort.
The games were started nearly two decades ago by local teachers.
Six Nations Bingo is a sub department of the Six Nations Grand River Development Corporation — and the Toy Bingo is just one of the community endeavours it sponsors.
Six Nations Police responded to a crash over the weekend that they say escalated into an assault resulting in charges for two men.
Police say two cars collided on First Line, landing in a nearby ditch.
The crash was due to slippery road conditions.
Police say when one driver called the police to report the accident he was threatened and assaulted by the other driver.
The victim was a 39 year old man from Hagersville.
Police identified the assaultive male as 21 year old Rodney White.
He is charged with a list of offences including Assault, obstructing justice, assaulting a police officer and driving while under suspension.
A third man, 43 year old Earl Hess was at the scene and also charged with obstructing police and resisting arrest when he attempted to remove one of the cars from the ditch.
Police say neither driver faces driving related charges due to the driving conditions.
The Grand River Conservation Authority is warning the public to avoid waterways and issued a flood watch for the entire Grand River tract.
Heavy snow followed by quick melts and rain last week followed by a flash freeze have made for devastating flood potential.
Ice can be seen in Brantford’s downtown core just touching the underside of a pedestrian bridge and roadways along Gilkison Street are completely under water.
Officials are asking flood co-ordinators to be prepared to close Boundary Road between Six Nations and Brant County if the flooding gets any worse.
Further ice jams in Haldimand County are being monitored in Cayuga with the potential for flooding.
Ice jams throughout the river are leading to sudden increases in water levels upstream.
GRCA is asking the public to stay away from all waterways for the duration of the flood warning.
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