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Jukasa News Update – Wednesday January 2, 2019


One Six Nations man is facing impaired driving charges after being stopped by a RIDE program on the territory.
Police say 47 year old Wayne Paul Green was stopped during impaired driving checkpoint on Fourth Line Saturday.
Green was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra truck and was failed a breath test given by police. He is now facing a criminal charge for driving while intoxicated.
Green Is set to appear in court in February to answer to those charges.

OPP have charged a Six Nations man after he was found drinking and driving over the holdiay.
Police say 59 year old Robert Maracle was stopped at a RIDE program on Mount Pleasant Road in Brant County and found to be drinking and driving. He is now facing criminal charges for that offence.
He is set to appear in an Ontario Court at a later date.

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her intentions to run in the next presidential election.
Warren said she will formally make a campaign announcement later this year.
Warren is a long-standing foe to US President Donald Trump, who has a history of taunting Warren’s self-acclaimed indigenous connections in her ancestry by calling her “Pocahontas”.
Warren says she hopes to be the voice for working class middle income American families as a part of her campaign.

The Grand Canyon is celebrating 100 years as a national park.’
President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the park in 1919 but Teddy Roosevelt is credited for its early preservation as a game reserve and a national monument.
The Grand Canyon sits on the traditional territory of the Dene or Navajo Nation.
The world famous caverns and caves bring more than 6million visitors to New Mexico every year

Ontario drivers are facing harsher penalties for distracted driving in the province.
The provincial government introduced the new rules yesterday in a bid to improve road safety.
Those convicted of driving while distracted, including texting while behind the wheel, will have their licence suspended for three days.
First-time fines now range from between $615 to $1,000, up from the previous minimum of $490.
Drivers will also be docked three demerit points for a first distracted-driving offence.
Provincial police say the measures are necessary to reinforce the fact that driving while distracted poses a safety risk that many drivers ignore.

Police say a pedestrian has died after she was hit by a vehicle in Kingston on New Year’s Eve.
Kingston police say the crash happened at about 7 p.m.
They say the 32-year-old woman who was struck was from out of town.
Police are still investigating, and no charges have been laid.
They’re asking any witnesses to come forward.

Hamilton police are investigating a stabbing that sent a man to hospital on New Year’s Eve.
Investigators say the incident happened at around 11:30 p.m.
They say the man in his early 20s suffered injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.
Police are asking any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
They did not provide any suspect information.

The Ontario government says it has wrapped up a large-scale public consultation on the province’s education system.
Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced the consultation earlier this year amid controversy about the province’s sex-ed curriculum.
The Progressive Conservative government repealed a version implemented by the former Liberal regime in 2015, which addressed issues such as cyberbullying and gender identity, and temporarily replaced it with one based on the 1998 curriculum.
The government says its consultation, conducted via online submissions and telephone town halls, will help shape other policy areas beyond sex ed.
It says areas of focus will include improving student performance in science and math disciplines, improving standardized testing results, managing the use of technology in the class, and teaching student skills including skilled trades, coding and financial literacy.
Thompson says the government will provide an update on the results of the consultation in the winter of 2019.

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