Saturday 19 September 2020

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Barrier Truth Saturday 19 September 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* Up to 400 megalitres a day is being released from the Menindee Lakes into the lower Darling river to help native fish recover from the mass death disaster.

* Helen Bates of the Broken Hill Breast Cancer Financial Support Group is encouraging locals to continue supporting Pink October as it rolls around again.

* A government graph showing that a record volume of water was extracted from the Barwon-Darling has been taken down from the website and replaced with another.

* Broken Hill is bracing for a massive influx of tourists, given several state borders remaining closed ahead of the NSW school holidays.

* Broken Hill’s hopes have been dashed once again after South Australia Premier Steve Marshall announced on Tuesday that the state would open its border to those from the ACT, but not NSW.

* The Far West Local Health District is urging residents not to get complacent when it comes to COVID-19, anyone with even mild symptoms should still get tested.

* Now 30, West Broken Hill export Mitch Clisby is part of a potent North Adelaide side charging towards a second flag in three years.

* Lawn Bowls is a popular sport in most Australian communities.

* Last weekend was the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ride for Sick Kids Golf Day, which was their most profitable golf day ever in a year when sick kids need it the most.

* Today the Memorial Oval will play host to a battle of the region’s best in rugby league for the 2020 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Grand Finals.