From the editor's desk
WE’VE had another action-packed news week in the Whitsundays, with everything from television shows, to health scares coming to our towns.
In relation to the former, a big congratulations to Mrs Jennifer Knight, the Whitsunday Christian College teacher who celebrated 50 years in her profession with a national broadcast on Channel 7’s Sunrise program last week.
As for the latter, there’s no doubt mosquito-borne viruses like Dengue and now Zika are an issue for us here in the tropics.
And anyone who’s pregnant and living in the Cannonvale and Bowen streets inspected in the past few days would certainly have cause for concern.
However, it’s been particularly encouraging to see the way our health service has handled this latest event.
In Cannonvale alone, 140 properties have been inspected and 64 of those sprayed.
Residents who were home at the time had the opportunity to ask questions of the inspection teams and those who weren’t home found information fact sheets and contact details left at their doors.
Unfortunately, Queensland Health tells us testing to confirm the virus could still take some time – but it’s good to know an immediate action plan has already been put in place.
On a final note, many of you have taken to our Facebook page to leave your comments about Airlie’s ‘starfish roundabout’, which was concreted over last week.
There are obviously a lot of people passionate about the town and what they would like to see at the entrance to Airlie Beach.
Rest assured, we’ll be following up.