Ed­i­tor’s com­ment:

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK - Greg Mclean Man­ag­ing ed­i­tor

IT’S a tragedy one of our favourite restau­rants has fallen just a few days shy of one of its busiest nights.

There is not a per­son on this planet who wouldn’t feel sorry for the amaz­ing and ded­i­cated staff of Bistro 3 and wish them all the best in the fu­ture.

While we can only hope they all re­main a part of our com­mu­nity, the sad re­al­ity is some will in­evitably have to leave in search of work.

For the rest of us, it is our duty to dis­play a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and do what we can to sup­port each other and lo­cal busi­nesses to en­sure oth­ers don’t fol­low the same un­for­tu­nate path.

The first week of Car­ni­vale was cer­tainly not with­out its dra­mas but there were also plenty of sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments which de­serve recog­ni­tion.

Yes, the bus crashed on the way to Palates of Port last Fri­day night, but thank­fully no one was hurt and this event has grown in just a few short years to be­come a sig­na­ture Car­ni­vale fix­ture which at­tracts se­ri­ous food­ies from around Australia.

Yes, there were long line-ups at Food, Wine & a Taste of Port on Satur­day night, but from dis­cus­sions in re­cent days there ap­pears to be some sig­nif­i­cant learn­ings on all sides to make the event big­ger and bet­ter next year and be­sides the wait, the other as­pects of the night were fan­tas­tic.

Once again, to­mor­row night will see more than 40 floats pa­rade down Macrossan Street at a time when other com­mu­ni­ties may get bogged down in the doom and gloom.

And then we have beach day on Satur­day fol­lowed by a triple treat of events for the launch of the Cairns Ad­ven­ture Fes­ti­val which will see more than 1200 ath­letes fin­ish up in Port Dou­glas.

There isn’t an­other com­mu­nity of this size in Australia, and pos­si­bly the world, which can com­bine such di­verse events and at­tact such num­bers.

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