May 19 Council Briefs

Advertising, economic development and AED's were on the agenda at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Castlegar City Council decided to spend some of its economic development budget on purchasing an $3350 ad in the 2016 edition of the Invest in BC Magazine. Similarly, they also decided to spend $1030 for an ad in the 2015 summer edition of the Route 3 Magazine from the advertising budget.

Also approved was a motion to partner with RDCK Area I and J to co-sponsor the purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a school in School District 20. The district is looking for sponsors with a goal on installing AED’s in all district schools.

Another school related initiative was the decision to donate a 1990 Sonoma truck to Stanley Humphries High School mechanical program. The truck has been out of service for two years. Councillor Heaton-Sherstibitoff said, “This is a great idea. It will allow more kids to get some hands on experience.”

Castlegar Youth Council member Deziree Weiss presented council with a challenge and invitation to attend and participate in future youth council events and meetings. She stated, “The youth council is full of brilliant minds. Young adults who are reaching the age where they are about to breach out into the world. We have no borders, no boundaries, we are strictly imagination coming to life… We are ready to take our first steps towards being leaders in this world.”

The youth council has a big event planned for May 30. The Youth Arts and Talents Show will be held from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm at Kinsmen Park. It will include the unveiling of a youth painted mural on the Castlegar Community Services building, booths and activities for youth of all ages.