IN THIS EDITION:
* Jayden Kelly and Hannah Muscat take out the top medals at Monday night’s AFL awards. All details and pics on pages 19 and 20.
* Decorated local war veteran, Marcus Wilson, is set to take part in the upcoming 2018 Invictus Games. Mr Wilson, who now manages the Broken Hill base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, served with the Australian Army in Afghanistan and suffered musculo-skeletal injuries and a damaged spinal cord. He will be competing in cycling and sailing at the games in Sydney in October.
* The hard work has paid off for the RDFS after the Women’s Auxiliary raised an incredible $90,000 for the Flying Doctor this year. The Auxiliary generated the funds from a successful RFDS Ball and the sale of its famous Christmas puddings.
* City Council is asking for public input into how pedestrian routes and facilities can be improved, especially for citizens with disabilities. Council’s new Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) seeks to “coordinate investment in safe, convenient and connected pedestrian routes” for those with mobility or disability restrictions.
* The new design for the signage for the entrances on the highways to the city has one councillor asking if there was any public consultation about it. Council’s latest proposed gateway signage features a poppet head with a galvanised “Broken Hill – established 1883, Australia’s first heritage city”. Councillor Tom Kennedy asked why a public competition hadn’t been held to find a local design.
* The local RSPCA is reminding everyone that older dogs are just as loveable and are also looking for homes. RSPCA Veterinary Manager Rachel Bailey said they were having an adult dog appreciation week with dogs over six months available for adoption at $100.