Saturday 20 June 2020

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Barrier Daily Truth Saturday 20 June 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* West Darling Arts has changed its name to acknowledge the name by which the river has been known for thousands of years.

* This city’s history was one of self-reliance but with the impending loss of jobs from the Rasp Mine and the near exhaustion of the orebodies it was time governments gave some real support to this part of NSW, according to the chairman of Foundation Broken Hill, Vince Gauci.

* City Council will build a new skate park in Broken Hill after receiving a $310,000 grant from the state government.

* Firefighters are encouraging locals to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings when lighting backyard fires this winter.

* City Council wants their employees to inform them of their travel plans, a move that has drawn heavy criticism from the United Services Union.

* A local high tea for ovarian cancer awareness, cancelled in March because of coronavirus restrictions, will go ahead as planned when guidelines allow. * The YMCA is bringing in some changes from Monday, which include increasing attendances and starting direct debits for members.

* Outback Rugby League is set to return after a unanimous vote from all four clubs that want to play this year.

* Broken Hill’s netball competition is preparing to restart after the season was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

* AFL Broken Hill’s proposal of a nine-round seniors season was not supported by the majority of the local clubs.