(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Today a REAL Concerned Citizen boarded a Thunder Bay city bus and was absolutely disgusted with what they had found, needle debris crammed into a bus seat.
The city bus rider reported their findings to the city bus driver, who then reported it to their boss.
At some point, the city bus rider, whose name is Taylor, took a photo of the debris with the sharp end stabbed into the material of the city bus seat. The message to take home today is to always check your seat before sitting down in public. Finding these harm reduction supplies in areas that can harm the general public isn’t usually calculated in to the overal “harm reduction” in the “harm reduction” strategy.
Needles have been found in many public areas, one notorious incident is when a child at St James School was pricked by needles they found in the school’s field. The child was sent to the hospital and the mother of the child says that the child is receiving certain medical care to mitigate any diseases that may have been on the needle. (A link to that article will be at the end of this article.)
With the recent rapid snowmelt, needles are likely to be found all around town and in unsuspecting areas, but this incident today seems to have been placed there on purpose and with malicious intent.
If you find needles in a dangerous area, please reach out to Superior Points, who are supposed to come out immediately and clear the hazard. It has been my experience that they sometimes do not come quick, if at all. If you have time maybe wait for them to come. Contact us if they do not show up so that we can try to solve the issue. Superior Points phone number is 625-8831
Message Trcctb.com on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any needle issues or other incidents you think the public should know about.
So today my 8 year old got stabbed by a dirty needle found in the school yard by a grade 1 kid. Poked my son with the lid on a couple of times then removed the lid and punctured my son's skin!!!? let's teach outer kids about not touching things…