Splatsin chief and council all clean after drug tests | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mainly Sunny

Vernon News

Splatsin chief and council all clean after drug tests

Splatsin chief and council are pictured in this submitted photo.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED
August 03, 2018 - 4:00 PM

ENDERBY - The results of voluntary drug tests undergone by Splatsin Nation chief and councillors have all come back negative.

The chief and councillors agreed to undergo three months of testing for illicit drug use and all the results came back clean, according to a Splatsin Nation press release.

"With the legalization of cannabis by the federal government and the ongoing social issues concerning addictions, this council felt very strongly that we need to be transparent and do this drug test," Chief Wayne Christian said in the release. "We wanted to show our people, especially the youth, that we are clean from drugs."

The the drug testing involved analysis of hair samples.

The Splatsin chief and council is one of a small but growing number of Indigenous Leadership Councils that have volunteered for this type of testing, the release says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Ben Bulmer or call (250) 718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2018

  • Popular kelowna News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile