The State Government has released a five point plan to try and address the shark problem at Cid Harbour. They were called in to respond after the attack last week, the third in around 2 months. The plan includes research, education and establishing a no swim zone. LNP shadow environment minister David Crisafulli says Drum lines are tried and tested, and it’s about time they came to our beaches. However, TOURISM MINISTER KATE JONES says it's just not enough
Hundreds have come out to remember the centenary of the Armistice. At 10:30 yesterday crowds converged on Jubilee Parck for a commemorative ceremony to remember those who died on battlegrounds around the world. Guest speaker and World War II veteran Terry Hayes reflected on the tragedies of World War I and commented on our fighting spirit.
You can wave goodbye to your overdue library fees by helping out the Salvation Army. Council has already waived more than eighty thousand dollars in overdue fines over the last twenty one years and they're going again this week. Councilor Fran Mann said all you have to do to have your fines erased is to bring in non-perishable food items for those in need.
The Mackay Mavericks have started off the season with a low. The side facing off against Townsville Cyclones over the weekend in their first home game. With the threat of rain the side battened down the hatches in a game that was riddled with injury. Our lads ended up walking away with a 13-27 loss.
Mackay touch footy players have had a taste of success at the State of Origin over the weekend. Samantha Bliss played in the Women's over forties side to seal a 3 nil victory over NSW. While Melinda Kidd's over thirties side got up 2-1