Saturday 29 August 2020

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Barrier Truth Saturday 29 August 2020

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IN THIS EDITION:

* Land clearing beneath powerlines on the city’s outskirts that destroyed a three-kilometre stretch of native bush should never happen again, according to City Council.

* A 60-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted, intimidated and threatened with a knife by her 40-year-old son.

* Foundation Broken Hill has reached an important benchmark in its 21st year and is operating from an office that is owned by the not for profit organisation.

* Broken Hill City councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday night to reject 12 government proposals for the Menindee Lakes Water Saving Project (MLWSP).

* Sunset Strip has won government money to build a walking trail where visitors may learn all about movies made in the local district such as ‘Mad Max 2’ and ‘Wake in Fright’.

* The testing numbers for the Far West region are steadily rising, which has been applauded by Far West Local Health District Chief Executive, Umit Agis, as it shows vigilance within the community.

* A fundraiser to help combat breast cancer was a huge success last week.

* The Outback Rugby League has pressed pause on the Senior Men’s Premiership season for this weekend after the incident in Round 5 which saw a player allegedly punch and knock out a referee.