Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Two Native American women have won their race to Congress in Tuesday’s US mid-term elections.
Democratic candidate Sharice Davids won Kansas’s 3rd District.
Davids is an openly gay attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, unseated four-term Republican Kevin Yoder.
Deb Haaland is a Pueblo woman who won New Mexico’s blue-leaning First Congressional District.
Democrats had been fiercely targeting both races, which were seen as a crucial part of the party’s path to taking back the House.
The Canada Post rotating strikes have hit the country’s largest processing centre in Toronto for a second time in three weeks as workers in 11 other southern Ontario communities walked off the job just after midnight.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says 4,500 Canada Post employees joined picket lines in Toronto at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Workers in Chatham, Clinton, Georgetown, Milton, Orangeville, Port Hope, Stratford, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Wingham and Woodstock walked off the job early Wednesday.
Canada Post says in a statement that the union continues to escalate their strike activity, adding more communities each day and shutting down major processing centres for extended periods.
Police in Hamilton say two sets of 19th-century human remains have gone missing from the vehicle of an archaeological company.
Const. Jerome Stewart said the two sets of leg bones were found at a construction site where a church is being built.
He said the bones are believed to have been buried in the 1800’s and were en route to a secured facility with the unnamed archaeological firm.
Stewart says some time between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, someone allegedly broke into the company’s parked vehicle and made off with the banker’s box containing the bones, a power tool and a cellphone charger.
He says those responsible for the theft may not have realized what they took and might have discarded the remains.
Police say they recovered a body from the shores of Lake Ontario after a vehicle drove into the water in Oakville early Monday.
Halton regional police say one person has been charged with impaired driving in the incident.
Police say they were called to the area to investigate a report of a person knocking on doors in the middle of the night.
They say that after officers arrived on the scene, they located a male and discovered a collision had occurred that ended with the vehicle entering Lake Ontario from a dead end street.
Search efforts continued for several hours on Monday.
Police have not released any information about the accused or the deceased.
Brantford Police say a 21 year old man has been charged after making threats to staff and students at Assumption College in West Brant.
Police said the former student was in attendance at the school at around 4:30 pm when staff and students were gathered for sporting events after school. Police say the man threatened the building and safety of those on the property — and say they secured the school and evactuated the building.
The suspect was located off the property and arrested. HE has been charged with uttering threats. Police say they are continuing with the investigation and believe here is no further safety concern for students, staff or the surrounding community.
Police in London are continuing their investigation of three bodies found in a car north of Oneida Nation of the Thames.
OPP confirmed the bodies were of one female and two males. They have not released further details about the suspeted cause of death or the identities of the victims.
Post mortem exams were scheduled to take place in Toronto on Tuesday.
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