No need for youth to be on streets – Delaurier

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Between providing outdoor recreation and the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, there is not much more the Town of McLennan can do to provide recreation to keep youth busy.

It was the consensus after Councillor Eckhard Christen questioned what council was doing for youth at its Oct. 13 meeting.

“We have nothing for our young people, absolutely nothing,” he said.

“What can we do for our young people?”

He suggested family nights at the McLennan Legion twice a week, including board games.

Other councillors were not as sympathetic.

“Why are they [youth] sitting uptown on the bench?” asked Councillor Dwayne Stout, referring to the giant chair at Home Hardware.

Councillor Sue Delaurier said there was no need for youth to wander the streets, adding they had a sports court.

A concern brought forward was the lack of sports in the schools.

“You can’t play sports, you can’t touch the same ball,” said Councillor Marie-Anne Jones.

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