Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Body recovered in Brantford
Brantford Police say a body recovered in the city is that of missing man Jeffrey Roberts.
The 45 year old man was reported missing to police on November 5th. Search parties went looking for traces of the man near the Grand River last weekend.
A city resident reported what they suspected to be a body in a field near the 403 underpass at West Street Monday afternoon.
The body was later identified as Roberts.
A sudden death investigation is ongoing in the area. Anyone with information or who may have seen Roberts is asked to call Brantford Police.
Indigenous leaders meeting with province
First Nation leaders from across Ontario are meeting this week at the ‘Leaders in the Legislature’ to discuss collaborative actions on First Nations priority issues such as community safety, education, community wellness, infrastructure and environment.
The event consists of a series of discussions between First Nations leaders and Ontario Cabinet Ministers addressing key issues such as Treaty recognition, economic development, ending boil water advisories; and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
The province says it is an opportunity for Chiefs to rebuild and renew relationships with Ontario and meet to discuss priority issues with Cabinet Ministers face to face.
BC to build new affordable housing
BC’s Premier Christy Clark is promising to build almost 2,900 affordable housing units in an effort to increase the supply of rental options.
A 68-project program was announced today at the site of a 40-unit housing development in Surrey for single mothers who have children with special needs.
The government is spending $516 million on projects for adults with disabilities, seniors, youth, aboriginal people and single women with children.
The new units are expected to be completed by 2018.
Woman attacked by police at Standing Rock may lose her arm
The father of a water protector injured during Sunday’s attack at Standing Rock says his daughter may lose her arm.
William Wilansky told the press his daughter was in surgery fighting for a chance to keep her arm, after most of the flesh, tendon and bone were blown away by a concussion grenade police shot at her.
Morton County Sheriffs office denies the woman was injured by police action, despite surgeons confirming grenade shrapnel was pulled from her wounds.
Morton County also told NBC news they did not utilize water cannons against water protectors — but live video footage sent out through social media confirmed the Sherrif’s statement was untrue.
A US Senator is calling for a full investigation into morton County’s actions.
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