Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Local youth seek action from new council.

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Front page news for Tuesday October 10th, the youth speak out about issues that concern them and the city of Sault Ste Marie. The skateboard park project was refered to several times and was actually the only specific project besides the youth strategy officer position and bike path project that was mentioned in the front page article.

Looking for 'real support,' not just lip service
By Elaine Della-Mattia

"Jobs aren't necessarily the only issues."
(Tara) Lappage said that includes establishing places for youth to go, developing recreational centres and activities just for youth and helping local organizations make a promised skatepark a reality. (Tara Lappage is the Sault Youth Council Co-chair)

But College students want an outdoor arena, a skateboard park and to see the city make better use of its Naturally Gifted slogan, (Graham) Vooren said. (President of Sault College's Student Administrative Council)

Sir James Dunn Grade 12 politics student Matt Cuddy said the city's next mayor should focus on beautifying Sault Ste. Marie and incorporating lifestyle improvements.
Cuddy, who will vote for the first time on election day, said "we need an active lifestyle to be vigorously cultivated in Sault Ste. Marie. We need bike paths, alternatives to roads and transportation."
Source: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 issue of the Sault Star

Mayors to debate youth issues

The Sault Star

"The Sault Ste. Marie Youth Council will be hosting a mayoral debate on Thursday Oct. 19.

The session, to be held at the Civic Centre Russ Ramsay room, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and give youth the opportunity to hear from the mayoral candidates on their platforms.

A question-and-answer period will also allow youth to quiz the candidates on their areas of interest.

All are invited to attend."