Town passes resolutions to present to AMM

Published on Tuesday, 04 June 2024 15:39

The Town of The Pas Council held a special meeting on May 28 at 12:15 p.m. to discuss resolutions for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM).
Two resolutions were discussed in great detail amongst the council. The first resolution was to call on the Province of Manitoba and Shared Health to improve the management of needle distribution and disposal. The second was with regards to collecting service fees from residents in neighbouring Provincial Parks and Crown Lands.
The concern of discarded sharps in the tri-community has been an ongoing one that has forced the municipality to get involved.
“The intent of calling on the Province and Shared Health to improve the management of needles distribution and disposal is to address the fact that municipalities should not have to deal with the responsibility of collecting and picking up sharps in their community,” said Town of The Pas Mayor Andre Murphy. “We’re not criticizing the local organizations, but we don’t they don’t have the resources and their actual method of distribution needs to be reviewed so that it operates like an exchange program. Is what they are doing really reducing harm?

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