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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Condolences were being sent across social media Tuesday to the family of Barbara Kentner after they shared the news of her passing.
Kentner was critically injured in January by a trailer hitch thrown at her by the occupant of a passing car.
An 18 year old male was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the matter. Police have not yet announced if the charges will now be upgraded.
Barbara Kentner, 34, underwent emergency surgery after the incident Jan. 29, but never fully recovered.

Canada’s top general has condemned the actions of a group that interrupted a ceremony being conducted by the Mi’kmaq community in Halifax.
The men said they were members of the Proud Boys, a self-declared group of “Western Chauvinists.’
Five of the men were identified as members of Canada’s military.
Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, called the incident “deplorable” and said the men will be removed from training and duties while the incident is investigated.

A devastating fire has destroyed a northern Saskatchewan church building that’s been in the community since the 1890s.
RCMP say the fire in Cumberland House broke out Saturday afternoon.
The hall was only partially engulfed with flames and smoke when firefighters arrived, but attempts to put it out were unsuccessful.
The hall was the original Roman Catholic church in the community built by Obelate missionaries.
Police say the investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.

Ontario is taking action to try and control rabies in the province.
Officials say aircraft will drop rabies vaccine baits across Eastern and Southern Ontario this August — including the Stratford, Hamilton and Niagara Peninsula areas.
The aerial drops primarily target rural or forested areas and aim to prevent the spread and inoculate the local wildlife populations.
Ground crews will also work through the summer and into the late fall to hand-drop baits in urban areas and cities throughout the raccoon rabies control zone, which includes Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Toronto, Kitchener and Niagara Falls.
The flavoured baits immunize most skunks, foxes and raccoons that eat them.

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