From the editor's desk
OUR deepest sympathies go to the families and friends of all those involved in the horrific bus crash on Shute Harbour Road this week.
When tragedy strikes it is always heartwrenching but in a community as small as ours it is particularly hard to bear.
There are so many of us who knew someone – either directly or indirectly, who was on that bus.
Hopefully the loved ones of those injured and the people who have themselves now been discharged from hospital, know that the whole community is thinking of them and willing them to recover.
Of course for one family recovery is not possible and for another their loved one’s life still hangs in the balance.
To the family of 19-year-old Casey Stinson, who tragically lost his life, we know words cannot express what you are feeling right now.
And to the family of 17-year-old Matt Edwards, who is still in a critical condition in the Townsville Hospital, we are praying for you.
To the family and friends of the 42year-old Cannon Valley man who died at sea yesterday, our thoughts are with you also.
It’s important in this deeply upsetting time that the community remains united and rallies behind each other.
Please keep a lookout for your friends and neighbours and if someone you know is feeling low, encourage them to talk.
On that matter and beyond the terrible events of this week, there are always places to go for help. The tide charts inserted in today’s
Whitsunday Times are there to make use of whenever you need someone to listen.
We sincerely hope they help. Sharon Smallwood Editor