Wednesday 8 August 2018


Barrier Daily Truth Wednesday 8 August 2018




* Several repairs will be needed to ensure the Kanandah Road rail bridge is safe and motorists have been asked to not use the road while the work is being done this week. On Saturday an excavator being transported by semi-trailer for the Wentworth pipeline work in Broken Hill hit the bridge and Australian Rail Track Corporation had to fly in structural engineers to conduct an inspection on Monday.

* Broken Hill residents are being invited to nominate outstanding police officers for the 2018 Customer Service Excellence Rotary Police Officer of the Year. Since 2010, the Rotary Club of Sydney on behalf of the Rotary Clubs of NSW has hosted the annual awards to honour police, unsworn employees and volunteers who display outstanding dedication and diligence in their service to local communities. See page 2 for how to nominate.

* Broken Hill is set to be the first city to test out Webster Care’s electronic prescribing technology. Outback Pharmacies will do the trial which involves logging onto a patient database to find prescriptions rather than waiting for hand-written scripts from the doctor, said Webster Care’s Marion Bush.

* On Sunday the Broken Hill Philharmonic Society will present its second concert of the year, “Let the Show Begin”, featuring songs from musical theatre. The city’s one and only Philharmonic Choir will perform, with special guest singers Emily Schofield, Adrian Kent-Johnston, Rosanna Morrison and Jaymie Murphy.

* A $200,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the discovery of the body of missing Manna Hill woman Tanja Ebert, who is believed to have been killed a year ago by her husband. The 23-year-old mother-of-two was reported missing by her husband and sister-in- law on August 10, two days after she was last seen, police said.