Thursday, October 3, 2013

Report: Youth Leaving Lunenburg County At Alarming Rate

The Lunenburg County Community Fund has released its second report on how things are shaping up in the local area. The 2013 Vital Signs report is a follow-up from a 2010 report and provides information on critical issues concerning residents in the county including the economy, health, and housing. One of the glaring statistics deals with the amount of youth leaving the community. Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, Allison Kouzovnikov, says youth are leaving at an alarming rate.

She says there are just over 6,000 youth compared to over 10,000 seniors in the county. Kouzovnikov points to a lack of employment opportunities as a reason why youth could be leaving. The full report can be found here.