Not wagging about this
You may, or may not be aware of Eurobodalla Shire Council’s proposal to change existing access times for dogs to many of the local beaches, in some cases banning them altogether.
This has been met with dismay and concern by many residents in the Denhams Beach area; so much so that they have formed a residents’ group to lobby the council to amend their proposal.
There are many negative implications in this proposed ban, not least of which is the impact on the quality of life of the elderly, many of whom are dog owners. Should this ban go ahead, the health, wellbeing and social interactions these, and indeed many other residents, currently enjoy will be severely curtailed. It is of great concern to many people.
Phone Linda on 0412 001 455 for more information.
Dale and Linda Kalnins
Batemans Bay Boxing Club
World’s greatest shavers
On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Bay Post/Moruya Examiner readers for their incredible support of this years’ 20th World’s Greatest Shave.
The extraordinary people who shaved, cut or coloured their hair plus all their generous sponsors have now raised close to an incredible $5 million in NSW alone. This will help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to provide its vital services that will make a genuine difference to local families facing blood cancer.
These services include free accommodation, transport, emotional support and disease specific education to Australians and their families as they find their way through some of the darkest days of their lives.
Plus, funds raised also contributes to Australian researchers who are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments. Although their critical research is improving survival rates, sadly 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer every single day.
Approximately 20,000 people have shaved or cut away an estimated 7,000 kilograms of hair, helping to create wigs for cancer patients. Thanks to our partners at Sustainable Salons Australia, for the first time shorter hair will now also be used to create “hair booms” to soak up potential oil spills at sea.
There is still time for people to donate at www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au.
CEO Leukaemia Foundation
Open letter to Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis
Further to our conversation at Hope House in Batemans Bay recently in relation to live export and your concern that some countries lack refrigeration I submit to you that this argument is an old one, perpetuated by the live export industry. It is no longer true. According to a report prepared in 2011 by Market Vision Research & Consulting Services FZ-LLC (Dubai), refrigeration capacity is huge, so imagine how much things must have improved since then.
GCC countries rely heavily on imports as they have limited agriculture and domestic food processing - more than 80 per cent of food requirements are met through imports. These economies have developed substantial refrigeration capacity for the import of chilled and frozen food products.
Refrigeration is also required for vaccines, healthcare, flowers and other perishable foods that are also sourced by these nations from overseas.
There are many international, regional and local companies offering temperature controlled warehousing in these countries.
Refrigerator ownership in consumer households in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar is near universal.
It is estimated the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar currently have a total of about 54,000 refrigerated road transport vehicles.