Sheri Norton is not a woman to let the grass grow under her feet. After seven years as Yass Valley Council’s Director of Corporate and Community Services, Ms Norton has handed in her staff keys and is about to begin a new chapter in her career.
Cancer Council and leading health bodies announced new national recommendations on sun exposure and vitamin D this week helping the people of Yass Valley balance the need for sun protection to reduce skin cancer risk with maintaining healthy vitamin D levels.
Six years in the making, the Yass Valley Wind Farm, located 17km west of Yass, has been under development since 2009 by Australian proponents Epuron. When first conceived, the project included more than 150 wind turbines.
With a watchful eye on the storms that threatened most of the afternoon, the crowd flocked to the Binalong Memorial Swimming Pool on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of Shine Shield swimming carnivals.
Imagine you came across a tanker roll-over and discovered that 35,000l of jet fuel was leaking into a nearby creek. It’s raining, wet and muddy. The creek is a tributary to a river that supplies a local town’s drinking water.
International flights from Canberra is being described by Member for Hume Angus Taylor as providing regional NSW with a boarding pass to unprecedented investment and tourism opportunities.
I remember the excitement of the Shine Shields in the late 1960s. We girls would chatter, turn handstands, run around and generally have fun while the marshals would no doubt tear their hair out trying to line us up. I doubt much has changed.