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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Women place online ad seeking sperm of Status Indian man
Two BC women have started a lot of discussion among indigenous people across social media after they posted an online ad privately seeking a Status Indian sperm donor.
The women, both heterosexual professionals who are best friends, say they want to live together and raise children together and say seeking a donor online seemed like it was an “easier solution”.
Initially the ad was offering compensation, however it has since been removed from Craigslist Victoria for violating its’ community standards.
The women said they are hoping to select a donor by Spring 2018.

Indigenous Affairs critic Charlie Angus to run for NDP leadership
Ontario MP Charlie Angus officially entered the NDP leadership race Sunday _ a competition that’s expected to start heating up soon with a debate scheduled for next month in Ottawa.
Angus says his campaign will be about renewing the NDP in its struggle to rebuild after a devastating election loss in 2015.
Angus, a northern Ontario MP first elected in 2004, said his politics have always been rooted at the community level, and that he tries to speak truth to power in a clear way.

Province seeking input from residents on ticket sale protections

Ontario says they are reviewing the rules for buying and selling event tickets online in order to give fans a fair shot at seeing their favourite team, act or show.
Event tickets are being purchased in large quantities and then re-sold on websites for a price much higher than the original value.
The province is looking for feedback from citizens in an online survey to help form new legislation to protect consumers from having to pay steep resale prices.
Participation in the survey is open through to March 15.
According to Music Canada live performances contributed $1.2 billion dollars in revenue to the provinces economy in 2013.

Raccoon found dead on Six Nations tests positive for rabies
Six Nations Elected Council says a raccoon found at Six Nations has tested positive for rabies.
The ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry confirmed the test results on February 23. The deceased raccoon was collected as roadkill by Six Nations Animal Control Services in the area of Chiefswood Road and Third Line.
A statement from Elected Council says officials do not know if the infected racoon was in contact with other animals or people.
As a preventative measure council is scheduling a rabies clinic in March. Details for that clinic will be released soon.
Officials are warning the public to have their pets vaccinated as soon as possible before the March clinic if they are concerned about exposure. Other precautions should be taken by residents including avoiding contact with a dead or unknown animal and not to leave pet food outside at night.

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