Jukasa News Update Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office are looking into what caused a massive fire in Brantford that destroyed an iconic pizza spot.
The Colborne Street home of Marias Pizza and Smak Dab Pottery went up in flames early Sunday morning.
Damages are estimated at close to $2million dollars.
So far investigators are saying the fire started in the north corner of the two buildings.
Seven of the building’s residents were taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
All of them have been released home.
The city of Brantford said no to marijuana dispensaries Tuesday.
City council found consensus on zoning bylaw amendments that prohibit cannabis dispensaries in the city and parts of Brant County.
This they say, is an interim solution before legalization of recreational marijuana is put in place by Ottawa.
Council says they hope to have a full set of zoning bylaws in place by that time, including keeping the dispensaries away from schools and youth centres.
New data suggests almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016 _ deaths that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says were preventable.
The data released Tuesday by the Public Health Agency of Canada found an estimated 2,458 people died of opioid overdoses, a national death rate of 8.8 per 100,000 people.
The agency also found western Canada is feeling the brunt of the impact, with opioid-related death rates of over 10.0 per 100,000 population in Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta.
Funeral services will be held this Thursday for a young woman killed on the territory over the weekend.
The 25 year old mother of two died after a single vehicle crash on Mohawk road Sunday afternoon.
Six Nations Police have not released details on the cause of the crash. Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Six Nations Police.