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09/24/14

Do food bans protect students with allergies or limit healthy foods for others?

Nuts are banned at many schools. But schools across the country have also banned eggs, wheat and milk products because of students’ allergies. Dr. Doug Mack says these bans are not normally necessary or practical. He says the bans limit the healthy foods that kids without these allergies can eat. He says that schools can create a safe environment without banning foods. Saskatoon Morning asked its audience the following questions: Have schools gone too far? Should certain foods be banned from... +Read More
09/10/14

Langenburg High School students could return next week after air quality scare

Officials are hopeful that classes will soon resume at Langenburg High School after the building was closed this week because of concerns over air quality. The Good Spirit School Division says air quality and mechanical engineering specialists have determined that the affected area of the school can be isolated. Work was expected to begin Tuesday to isolate the gym, theatre and south wing of the eastern Saskatchewan school. Air quality testing is scheduled to be conducted Thursday to determine if... +Read More
09/09/14

Poor air shuts down high school in Langenburg

Poor quality air has forced officials to close the high school in Langenburg, Sask., throwing the classes into turmoil just one week into the new school year. The doors were shut Friday afternoon and officials said the doors will remain closed for at least one week while experts examine the situation. According to officials, the high school has had problems before and the air quality issue has been blamed on a poor design. As well, heavy summer rains have added... +Read More
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