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He thinks that the electorate’s opinions must be taken into consideration when deciding on recreational amenities.
"Seventy per cent of people want a pool. Sixty-five per cent want an ice rink. Then the current administration comes through and says, ‘Let’s build a dry facility.’ To me, this just smacks people in the face. They ask people for their opinion and they don’t execute it," he says.
Young points to possibilities such as developing P3 opportunities, initiating a design/build process and tri-governmental collaboration as ways of creating affordable recreation amenities.
"We can afford to build these things in partnership with Mount Currie, the SLRD and the village," he states. "If we all work together we can achieve a lot more."