Jukasa News Update Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Six Nations Police say it is not a matter of if they apprehend Brett Elliott, but when.
Elliott’s home was the site of major demonstrations in the last week.
Six Nations community members are alleging the house is a known drug house and are calling for Six Nations Elected Council and the Six Nations Police to shut it down and arrest Elliott.
Elliott has two warrants out for his arrest, one of those out standing warrants has been in place for just over ten years.
The roads near Elliots home are now closed as well as the elementary school directly next door by police as a matter of public safety.
The troubled national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is formally asking for another two years and more money to finish its work, saying more time is needed to hear from the hundreds of people still waiting to share their stories.
The inquiry, which has a budget of nearly $54 million, was originally scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2018, but chief commissioner Marion Buller has long warned more time and money will be necessary.
Fellow commissioner Michele Audette said the extension would require another $50 million.
Twice convicted killer Dellen Millard will be tried by a judge alone for the alleged murder of his father, as Ontario’s attorney general agreed that the man’s previous high-profile trials would make it difficult to find fair jurors.
Millard is serving two life sentences for murdering a former lover and a Hamilton man and burning both bodies in an animal incinerator.
The 32-year-old is awaiting trial for the alleged murder of his father, Wayne Millard, whose death in 2012 was initially ruled a suicide. Given the extensive media coverage of his previous convictions, Millard had requested a judge-alone trial, which was granted.
The first-degree murder trial was scheduled to begin in early April, but has now been delayed until the end of May to allow his recently retained lawyer time to prepare.
One of the country’s biggest retailers is betting bugs are the next big thing in Canadian cuisine.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. is adding cricket powder to its lineup of President’s Choice products.
In a statement Monday, Loblaw says the flour is high in protein and packed with vitamins and minerals.
It also has a “neutral flavour,” making it a versatile ingredient for many kinds of recipes.
Loblaw says it’s sourcing the product from a farm in southern Ontario.
The company says crickets are more sustainable than other forms of animal protein, because they require less food and water.