From the editor's desk
I COULD quite easily say it every week, but it’s true – another actionpacked news week in the Whitsundays!
We certainly live in a place that’s far from dull and this week we were spoilt for choice for content for our forward pages.
The proposal to relocate the Lions foreshore markets is a huge issue for many of our readers and journalist Dane Lillingstone’s interview with Scott Reid, from RPS, contracted to conduct the community consultation, makes for interesting reading.
I doubt many of us would like to trade places with Scott on a Saturday morning, such is the strength of feeling about this iconic location and what should happen there.
It’s a debate we’ll be following to the end – and I hope as many people as possible take advantage of the chance to “have your say”.
Also this week we’ve had prestigious guests from China grace our shores.
It’s always exciting to think investment could be round the bend and we are hopeful there will be more to come from Tuesday’s visit.
On a very different note, animals have topped our headlines this week, with the arrival of the first whales of the 2016 season, two croc sightings in a matter of days, and a curlew, formerly shot with an arrow, rehabilitated and released into the wild.
On the first subject, be sure to keep a lookout for whales and send us your snapshots!
On the croc front, remember to be “croc-wise”.
And on the last topic, congratulations to the volunteers at Fauna Rescue Whitsundays, without whom creatures like the injured curlew would not survive. Sharon Smallwood Editor