Jukasa News Update Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Water discovered under the earth believed to be billions of years old
Researchers in Toronto say they have found the worlds oldest water right here in Ontario — and say the find could lead to making Mars inhabitable for human life.
The find is believed to be about two billion years old. Officials say the water was discovered nearly three kilometres beneath the earth’s crust in Timmins, Ontario.
Researchers from the University of Toronto say the mineral rich water could give clues to similar subsurface water discoveries on Mars.
Men arrested for dealing drugs in car
Three Hamilton men were arrested for cooking crack cocaine in their car while driving around and selling it.
Police say they pulled over the car Sunday night on a traffic violation and found drugs, scales and other drug paraphernalia.
The three were arrested and charged with posession for the purposes of trafficking.
Six Nations store robbed
A Six Nations store was robbed Friday evening after four masked men entered Demons Den on Fourth Line demanding cash and cigarettes.
One of the men punched a store employee before the four fled the scene. Police say the group was driving a silver Chevrolet SUV eastbound on Fourth Line.
Later police say a Chevrolet Tahoe they believe to be the suspect vehicle was recovered burned on Fifth Line near McGowan Road in Haldimand County.
All four suspects are described as male, betweenn 5’10” and 6’ tall wearing masks and gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Six Nations Police.
Indigenous activist voted for by electoral college member
The Electoral College officially confirmed president-elect Donald Trump’s victory Monday.
A few opponents believed faithless electors would abandon Trump at the college voting level and upset his win.
One faithless elector from Washington did change their vote to appoint an anti-Dakota Access Pipeline activist to the presidency.
Sioux Tribal leader Faith Spotted Eagle was not a candidate for presidency, however a Washington elector used his vote to bring awareness to the fight against the North Dakota pipeline by casting her name.
The Washington elector was originally slated to vote for Hillary Clinton.
North Dakota may open bridge on Highway 1806 near protest site
Former North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple says he’s met with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault to discuss how to return the pipeline protest zone to peace.
Archambault has insisted the state must reopen a blocked bridge on Highway 1806 that law enforcement has blocked for months, impeding emergency services to the reservation.
Dalrymple says an effort will be made to reopen the highway.
The former governor left office on December 15 after not seeking re-election in August.
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