By Maggie Macintosh Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Brokenhead Ojibway Nation residents have more questions than answers about the source and extent of air-quality concerns that sent almost a dozen people to hospital two weeks ago, and have cancelled their children’s classes since. “It’s not being talked about and I don’t want this to get pushed under the rug. They put our children’s lives at risk and somebody needs to be held accountable,” said mother Yuly Abaunza Zega. Sergeant Tommy Prince School, a nursery-to-Grade 9 building and part of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre’s school system, dismissed students early when air-quality alarms were triggered Jan. 13. Conflicting reports about the polluted environment, which community members believe is behind bouts of sudden fatigue, nausea and related symptoms staff and
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