ONE YEAR AGO...
MAKING front page news in the Whitsunday Times this time last year was the Great Barrier Reef and what election candidates’ plans were to protect it.
Nicole and Jeremy Graham, owners of Sundowner Cruises and Lady Enid Sailing, made a call for candidates to consider the thousands of jobs provided by the reef. The couple and their family filmed a TV ad for their Fight for the Reef campaign.
A supposed Zika virus outbreak in the region heightened concerns when signs were left on Cannonvale homes warning residents of the health threat. Control teams visited from Townsville to treat affected areas.
Whitsunday Christian College teacher Jennifer Knight featured on Channel 7’s Sunrise to talk of her 50 years of teaching.
Actor Chris Hemsworth visited Hayman Island.