Newcomer service, youths focus of council discussion

Other points of interest were the subjects of services offered to newcomers and ways to involve youth in the community.

Other points of interest in the 13 Ways to Kill Your Community discussion were the subjects of services offered to newcomers and ways to involve youth in the community.

“We talk one-on-one with almost all new arrivals to find out what they need,” works superintendent Nagy Rizk said. “You can’t get that kind of service in a bigger community.”

Mayor Ross Forrest said that he and other members of council have been working with the high school on the idea of a youth council that might occasionally attend town council meetings.

He learned, in talking to the school, that the student body showed an unprecedented degree of interest in the recent federal election, too.

“I’m quite pleased with what I’m hearing,” he said.