Ten years ago
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Beachfront rainforest was again attacked last week when a resident allegedly cleared foreshore vegetation at Four Mile Beach. The latest bout of illegal clearing followed the destruction of 4600sq m of beachfront rainforest on the Wonga Beach forshore and Newell Beach where three attempts to revegetate an area of the foreshore has been hampered by vandals ripping out seedlings.
Port Douglas State School Year 4 students are devestated their hard work growing and learning about pumpkins has been smashed. On Tuesday, the Year 4 class returned to school to find one of their largest pumpkins smashed over the school grounds in the second pumpkin attack in as many weeks.
Mossman Central Mill management has thrown its weight behind the Queensland Government’s proposed sugar industry reform legislation but Queensland canegrowers claim there has not been enough consultation. Mill manager Alan Johnstone said the changes, including the abolishment of Cane Production Areas, were well overdue. Hundreds of Pan Pharmaceuticals products were last week taken off pharmacy and supermarket shelves in the Douglas Shire as part of the largest nationwide recall of products. The Therapeutic Goods Administration last Monday suspended Pan Pharmaceuticals’ licence for six months following a series of safety and quality breaches. The Quicksilver Crocs, inspired by centre-half forward Matt Shaw, toppled Manunda Hawks from the top four on the CAFL ladder after a 16- goal drubbing in Saturday’s game at Bundaberg Rum Stadium in Cairns.