IN THIS EDITION:
* A local resident is distraught after her dog was killed by strays during the week. Tracey Gaiter’s dachshund was mauled to death on Wednesday by two large dogs that jumped over her back fence. The incident occurred about 1.30am in Beryl Street near the soccer grounds. DETAILS Page 5.
* Broken Hill residents will now get a chance to influence the gateway signage to the city. FULL STORY Page 4.
* The Canterbury Bankstown City Council is giving $10,000 to Broken Hill and Cobar to help with the drought. Canterbury Bankstown mayor, Khal Asfour, said it was a way of supporting their sister cities. “Here in Sydney we’re hearing a lot about the drought and how it’s affecting Western NSW,” said Councillor Asfour.
* The city was painted purple yesterday as locals got behind Wear it Purple Day in support of the LGBTIQ community. The day was founded in 2010 by an Australian non-profit student-run organisation in a response to the suicide of American teenager, Tyler Clementi.
* A cotton farm built dams and channels that took more than 50,000 million litres of water from the Barwon-Darling river without government approval but was not prosecuted. Instead, the NSW government granted approval to make the works legal, it was revealed in parliament yesterday.