From the ed­i­tor's desk

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

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

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