Jukasa News Update Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The mother of a slain toddler is hiding from the public after people on social media attacked her for the child’s death.
The bruised body 18 month old Anthony Raine was found in Edmonton outside a local church.
His father Joey Crier and girlfriend Tasha Mack have been arrested and charged with second degree murder in his death.
Commenters on social media blame the mother, who was away at school when her son was killed – saying the child likely had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and should have been put up for adoption.
Community workers from the Samson Cree First Nation say the young woman has been approached and attacked in public by strangers who recognize her from the news coverage.
RCMP are investigating the online comments as a hate crime.
Indigenous artist Shelley Niro has won the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award.
Niro was named recipient of the lucrative prize at a gala in Toronto on Tuesday night.
She was selected from among a trio of finalists for the award, which included Montreal-based photographers Raymonde April and Donigan Cumming.
Niro encompasses photography, painting, beadwork and film in her multimedia work, which focuses on challenging stereotypical images of indigenous identity and history.
A province wide recall is in effect for various breaded chicken products possibly containing Staphylococcus.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the affected products, which were sold in Ontario and Quebec, include Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips in 840 gram packages with a best-before date of April 20, 2018.
Chicken burgers under the Sufra Halal and Mina Halal brand names in 828 gram packages are also being recalled.
Symptoms of staph poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever.
Consumers with these recalled products should thrown them out or return them to the store where purchased.
A new Canada Post commemorative stamp celebrates that same-sex couples now have the right to get married in Canada.
The agency unveiled the stamp as part of a collection for Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The maple-leaf-shaped stamp shows an image of a rainbow flag and the words “marriage equality” in both French and English.
The collection of ten commemorative stamps will be available on June 1.