IN THIS EDITION:
* Swimmers from Broken Hill’s Silver City Swim Club made a splash last week at the South Australian State Short Course Championships, claiming the crown of SA’s best country club…. Despite the strong competition, Silver City’s team of Amalie Howse, Colby Schiller, Justin Cochrane-Adolfson, Kalyce Pressler, Kiara Pressler, Lydia Hinton-Neal, Livia Slater, Lukas Milne, Sharna and Caitlyn Kochaniec-Pollard made waves, accumulating 34 medals and 75 personal bests.
* A request from Perilya to modify a North Mine haulage route has been deferred because its proposal is not clear. During last week’s City Council meeting, Councillor Marion Browne suggested deferring the matter for more consideration to take place. “It is quite important, as there are a few properties in the Argent Street stretch that might be impacted,” she said. “We don’t have a clear idea on what’s proposed.”
* Local firefighters, Tom Seward and Zel Nejaim, are doing their bit to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in the annual Firefighters Climb for MND. On Saturday, October 20, Tom and Zel will climb 98 storeys (or 1504 stair steps) of the Sydney Tower Eye while carrying 20 kilograms of firefighting kit.
* The company proposing to develop the giant Hawsons iron ore deposit near Broken Hill said yesterday that if everything went to plan work could begin by the end of next year. The Federal Government has awarded the mine Major Project Status and its owners, Carpentaria Resources, said it was now seeking final mining lease approvals and funds for its last feasibility study.