Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Six Nations issued a stern caution to residents that anyone violating quarantine instructions and hosting large gatherings over the Halloween holiday could face fines from local police.
This comes in as the community reports 19 new cases in the week ending October 26 including a confirmed case at the NATIONS/New Start school on Third Line.
The most recent numbers show Six Nations has 23 active coronavirus cases — 88 cases over the entire course of the pandemic, 65 of those have resolved.
OPP are investigating a crash in York involving a tractor trailer and a sedan.
The 19 year old driver of the sedan was reported by witnesses to be unresponsive. They were transported to hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
The tractor trailer was travelling west bound on Haldimand Road 9 and the sedan was travelling south bound on River Road when the sedan turned left onto Haldimand Road 9 and was struck by the tractor trailer.
During the collision, a utility pole was severed causing electrical wires to fall and spark on the roadway.
Haldimand Road 9 was closed in the area for approximately five hours while emergency crews were on scene.
Ontario has made a $16.2 million investment towards the construction of a new elementary school on Shellard Lane in southwest Brantford.
The new Grand Erie elementary school will welcome 650 new students as well as 64 new child care spaces.
The new school, which will be built near the corner of Shellard Lane and McGuiness Drive, will be a joint project with the City of Brantford and will feature a new public library and community centre.
Funding for the school is part of a $550-million announcement Education Minister Stephen Lecce made earlier this week. In total, 20 new schools, creating 16,000 student learning spaces, and 870 licensed child care spaces will be added across the province.
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council called for calm after a week that saw tensions escalate between police and demonstrators at a proposed housing development site.
Road closures are in effect on McKenzie Road, Argyle Street South and the Highway 6 bypass after demonstrators dug up the asphalt in retaliation to a violent clash between police and protesters.
On Thursday, Superior Court Justice RJ Harper ordered demonstrators to leave and issued a permanent injunction on the McKenzie Meadows site and against blockades on Haldimand County roadways — aggravating an already tense situation.
Reports of violence came after demonstrators said police shot rubber bullets at protesters.
Police released video footage of two men striking an OPP cruiser with a lacrosse stick, urging police to leave the area and pelting the vehicle with rocks eventually shattering the windshield of the cruiser — alleging that the incident was what sparked OPP firing at protesters.
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