New hazardous waste procedures for federal schools

By Chris Pimental Writer The discovery of used syringes, crack pipes and drug baggies has caused INAC to create a new procedure when hazardous materials are found in the school yard. A meeting that took place on Monday afternoon, when the principal of IL Thomas, Joe Restoule General, the Director of Federal Schools at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Kathleen Mandeville, met with parents of students of the school. Councillors C.W. Martin, Carl Hill, Mark Hill, Audrey Powless-Bomberry, Sherri-Lyn Hill-Pierce, Hazel Johnson and Melba Thomas were also at the meeting. Mandeville said that she became aware of this situation on Tuesday of last week and has drafted a new procedure to put into place when a student discovers hazardous waste in the field. In a package that was given…

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