Back-to-school garbage piling up at View Point Park

By Gordon Lambie
Back-to-school garbage piling up at  View Point Park
(Photo : courtesy of Adam Langlois)

With the return to school earlier this month, so too have returned concerns about the behaviour of students from Alexander Galt Regional High School in the neighbouring View Point Park. Local resident Adam Langlois, who presented a petition with over 50 names on the subject to the Lennoxville Borough Council at the end of June said that in the few short weeks since classes began again, the woods between the park and the edge of the school campus has filled up with garbage.
“It’s not just the trash, it’s what some of the trash is,” Langlois said, sharing that he has found vaping cartridges and equipment, cigarette butts, condoms, and prescription pill bottles among the large amounts of waste in the forest.
Although both the Eastern Townships School Board and members of the Lennoxville Borough Council have previously made assurances to The Record that the gate giving access to the forest and park is meant to be supervised, Langlois gave an impression of the area as a lawless frontier. He criticized the school’s code of conduct (available to read online) as being written in such a way as to waive any responsibility on the part of the school when students leave campus, and said that the residents of the neighbourhood are essentially being left to handle matters on their own by the city.
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