Friday 3 August 2018

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Barrier Daily Truth Friday 3 August 2018

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IN THIS EDITION:

* In two separate incidents, two people have been taken to hospital and a motorist upended his car on the Sydney Road after he stopped to take a photo of kangaroos.

* The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has paid to map the history of Aboriginal settlement in the northern basin but has no plans to do the same in the southern basin. The work, which was contracted to a Canadian company, took two years and this week the maps were handed to traditional owners at a ceremony in Brewarrina.

* A city councillor has renewed a push to reopen the Imperial Lakes. Councillor Tom Kennedy said he was impressed by the turnout of a public meeting on Tuesday. “It is a positive move forward for the strategic direction of the city,” he said. “It gave me a renewed positive outlook. “What surprised me was the number of unanimous decisions.

* A company hoping to build a massive iron ore mine south of Broken Hill says it’s in the “advanced stages” of a major transaction involving the project. Carpentaria announced earlier this week that if everything went well, construction of its $1.8 billion Hawsons Mine would start by the end of the next year.