In The Courier this week
Peter Syndicas takes to his stone with a hammer as he works on his sculpture. The inaugural Sculpture @ Crystal Lake event was launched on Saturday and runs until this Sunday.
It’s our sacred day
Members of some Hills RSL branches fear the sanctity of Anzac Day is being eroded following a decision to allow sport to be played on Anzac morning.
A State Government decision to lift restrictions on the playing of sport before noon on April 25 has left some veterans feeling frustrated and they have called for the morning to be kept “sacred”.
Echunga RSL president Stephen Hoare said the decision showed a “lack of respect” for the Anzac tradition. “The playing of sport can’t be put in front of the commemoration of Anzac Day,” he said.
“The Government has dropped the ball on this and feedback I’ve received from most RSL members is they’re not happy.
Also in this week’s issue
Wetland drying: Mt Barker’s environmental “jewel in the crown” needs more water to protect it from significant species loss, a local councillor believes.
Galaxy win: Colleen Boyle proved that third time was a charm as she took the title of Miss Galaxy Australia 2015.
Resort too big: An $8m luxury five-star resort planned for the outskirts of Hahndorf is too big and would destroy the rural character of the area, residents say.
Vaccination push: A plan to tie childcare payments to vaccinations will help boost the Hills’ immunisation rates, a local GP believes.
Club fights on: With no lights to train under and no pitch suitable for home games, the Adelaide Hills Hockey Club won’t give up its fight for better facilities.
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