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Jukasa News Update Wednesday September 4, 2018


OXFORD COUNTY OPP responded to concerns on Monday afternoon after a citizen found a note making threats against several schools in the Thames Valley District School Board and one in the Grand Erie District School Board.
OPP arrested one male youth Monday evening in relation to the incident. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Police say although the threats were taken seriously there is no current threat to public safety and that this was an isolated incident.

One person has died after a collision on Highway 6 that shut down traffic for hours Monday afternoon.
Police said the crash occurred between Concession 10 and 11 around 3 p.m. The highway remained closed until late Monday evening.
The victim was identified as 33-year-old Dave SHAW of Hagerville.
Police say the crash was caused when a southbound vehicle veered into the northbound lane.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Another heat warning was issued for Brant County this week as high temperatures are expected to crest through to the end of the week.
The Medical Officer of Health for Brant County issued the heat warning Tuesday just before noon.
A heat warning is issued when Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts a maximum daily temperature higher than 31 degrees Celsius during the day and a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius during the evening, or a humidex higher than 40 degrees Celsius.
Risks for heat related illnesses are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults and those with chronic illnesses.
Temperatures are expected to remain in the 30’s with humidity making it feel more like mid-40’s.
Meterologists for Environment Canada are saying the high temperatures will ease off by Friday, when cooler temperatures and rain from Tropical Storm Gordon reaches the province.

Police say an intruder broke into a 3rd Line Road residence on Sunday and robbed a man of his wallet on Sunday.
Police say on Sept 3 the occupant of the house stated he was watching television with his 4 year old grandson who was sleeping on the couch when a male entered the residence.  The intruder was armed with a hatchet, dressed in black and had his face covered with a scarf and bandana.
Police said the suspect demanded the victim “hand over his wallet”. The suspect grabbed the victims wallet, that was on a table and fled the residence in a dark coloured car travelling westbound on 3rd Line Road.
The suspect is described as 5’8, slim build, possibly in his 30’s.
Anyone with any information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Six Nations Police.

Public health officials are warning swimmers who tried to rescue a bat from a lake in Wellington County that they might have been exposed to rabies.
The public health unit for the area says a bat that was pulled from Belwood Lake and handed over to conservation authorities on Tuesday tested positive for rabies.
They say that anyone who physically contacted the bat may have been exposed to rabies and should immediately contact their health care provider.
Public health officials say the rabies virus can be fatal and affects mammals, including humans.
They say the virus is usually spread by wild animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats and is transmitted through the saliva of the infected animal, commonly through a bite.
The unit says two skunks also tested positive for rabies in Wellington County this summer.

A single vehicle crash left one man with minor injuries, after Police say a car hit the ditch on Sunrise Court.
Police say a 2003 Honda Pilot lost control and entered the ditch, striking a hydro pole on the north side of Sunrise Court and came to rest by the Social Services sign.
The vehicle sustained major damage and was towed from he scene.
An 18 year old male driver from Six Nations told police he fell asleep while driving and lost control while travelling northbound on Chiefswood Road.
He received minor injuries. Police say there was no evidence of drug or alcohol at the scene.
An investigation continues and charges are pending against the driver.

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