Seven Grade 10 students from Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS) participated in Project Local Government recently. Developed by the Village of Burns Lake and the LDSS career department, the program spans two days and introduces students to the inner workings of local government. Students held a mock election including candidate speeches, where they run for the positions of council and senior staff. The newly elected student councillors hold a mock council meeting as well as work on a practice municipal budget. Students were also given a tour of the public works department.