Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE lo­cal elec­tion was again on the fore­front this time last year.

De­spite be­ing 2112 votes ahead of for­mer mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney, now cur­rent mayor An­drew Will­cox was not claim­ing vic­tory, fear­ing she could pull a rab­bit out of her hat just like Johnathan Thurston did in the fi­nal sec­onds of the NRL grand fi­nal in 2015.

The Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity mourned the lost of an 18-month-old boy, who was killed in the drive­way of a home in Can­non­vale.

The east­ern end of Shin­g­ley Beach re­ceived a facelift, with the veg­e­ta­tion that made it in­ac­ces­si­ble re­moved.

A tourist to the Whit­sun­days sparked fear across the com­mu­nity when they were con­firmed with a case of measles.

And the Zika virus was also hot on ev­ery­one’s lips as a case was con­firmed in Bowen.

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