The City of Portage la Prairie is currently searching for a new youth city councillor. Mayor Irvine Ferris says there's been a lot of interest this year.

"I'll be meeting with three of the prospects and then the final decision will be made on October 23rd by council and the new youth councillor, whoever that person is, will start their work right after that," Ferris says.

Ferris notes that he's seen some really good candidates so far, and that the city always benefits from having them.

"We get a lot out of having a youth member on our council. I think the individuals that did it had some good experiences from what they told me," says Ferris.

This will be the third youth councillor for the city.