Golden holding young adult focus group

The Town of Golden is hosting a focus group for citizens ages 18-35 to see what this group wants from its municipality.

The Town of Golden wants you to become more involved and wants you to tell them how you want to do it. On Thursday, February 13, the Town of Golden will be hosting a 1-hour focus group aimed at 18-35 year olds at 5 p.m. The intention is to hear your concerns, your opinions and tell us how we can improve the way the Town of Golden communicates with you.

Citizens between the ages of 18-35 have a much lower voter-turnout than the older demographic. The Town of Golden is hoping to raise that number by addressing the issues and interests of this age group. Without voting or becoming involved, it is very difficult for the Town of Golden to create a community that caters to everyone. This one-hour focus group will begin the process of addressing community issues that affect the 18-35 year old demographic.

“As local government, it is a top priority is to engage all citizens in the community,” Mayor Christina Benty said. “”Through events like the Community Conversations, we have been able to engage with general public, but there is still a gap with the younger generation. Engaging the 18-35 year old age group is a national challenge we want to help address.  Through this focus group, we hope to learn how to tackle this issue and shrink the gap so that local government will continue to work for everyone.”

If you would like to take part in a one-hour focus group for the Town of Golden, please email or call 250-344-2271.   There will be snacks and refreshments provided at the event.


Just Posted

Your weekly news recap

The Golden Star’s weekly 60-second news recap… Continue reading

Avalanche control scheduled tomorrow on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is scheduled along Highway 1 on Dec 15. From… Continue reading

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

Rolling with the Rockets: Steven Bigam

Steven Bigam is a rookie player for the Golden Rockets who is… Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke, set to reopen at 7:30 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Story of the Year: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Retailers feel the squeeze of their generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Canadians to get low-cost data-only mobile phone plans within 90 days: CRTC

Bell, Rogers and Telus will provide plans as cheap as 250MB for $15

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Vancouver Island

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada today

It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop

The prize was wrong: Man turns down trip to Manitoba

A New Hampshire man won the prize on “The Price is Right”, but turned it down because the taxes were too high

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Most Read