Archive for November, 2007

Fire destroys shack at DCE

Posted: November 6, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Headlines, Natives

A DCE Spokesperson has announced that the run down shack at the entrance of DCE will be rebuilt this weekend after fire destroyed it Tuesday night.

Hazel Hill described the fire as ”vandalism” and “an attack on Kanonhstaton (Edit: It’s spelled DCE Hazel) by Canadians who have disturbed the peace that Six Nations has been working so diligently to preserve.”

Arson is suspected, and the racist ranting and accusations by Hazel have begun. Naturally she neglects to mention the fire started in 2006 of a model home on DCE when 2 Native factions disagreed about who would occupy it. 

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CD98.9 Simcoe

Norfolk’s Mayor is responding to a media release recently put out by local MPP Toby Barrett about an agreement to cease development on an number of provincially-owned properties in the area due to aboriginal land disputes.

The properties include 14 acres in Townsend with the Spucedale Correctional Centre, the Norfolk County OPP office and the horticultural research station.

Norfolk County Council is trying to verify the truthfulness of what was included in Toby Barretts’ media release.

At this point they have traced it back to published reports in the Turtle Island News and the Chronicle in Haldimand.

Mayor Dennis Travale’s first reaction was why didn’t Mr Barrett phone his office and give the County a heads up.

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The word this morning is that the OPP are about to take action against the protest known as Dougs Smokes.

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Mr. Flemming has grown tired of being ignored by the OPP who have stood and smiled as he sold illegal cigarettes to protest the illegal smoke shacks set up by Natives on highway 6, so he’s planning to set up his own on the grounds of one of said shacks.

The OPP plan to stop him this morning is to illegally shut down highway #6 around 10am instead of simply shutting down Dougs illegal smoke shop as they might then have to address the 2 Native run shacks illegally set up just outside of town.

An interesting story that although not directly related to Caledonia demonstrates how the Police can ignore your most basic rights at will in Canada and get away with it.

Canadian Press – November 1st, 2007

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the murder conviction of a B.C. man in a case viewed as a test of how police interrogation tactics should square with the charter’s long-protected right to silence.

The court ruled 5-4 Thursday against the appeal from Jagrup Singh, a 31-year-old from Surrey, B.C., of his 2002 conviction for second-degree murder.

The case revolved around the question of whether police breached Singh’s right to remain silent when they persisted in questioning him about a shooting, even though he repeatedly made it clear that he didn’t want to talk.

Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the accused has the right “not to be compelled to be a witness” against himself in criminal proceedings.

“It is not appropriate to impose a rigid requirement that police refrain from questioning a detainee who states that he or she does not wish to speak to police,” Justice Louise Charron wrote in her majority opinion.

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