Wake Up, Wimmera: July 16

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Photo: @SKYEMITCHELL10, via Instagram

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Photo: @SKYEMITCHELL10, via Instagram

WEATHER

The wet weather is set to continue today, with a shower or two predicted. We're headed for a cloudy top of 13 degrees, with some light winds.

The Wimmera will continue to experience wet weather this week. Picture: THEA PETRASS

The Wimmera will continue to experience wet weather this week. Picture: THEA PETRASS

FIVE YEARS AGO

Premier John Brumby admitted Victoria’s child protection system had failed a Wimmera toddler who is fighting for her life hospital after allegedly being bashed by her father. The father was found dead at Minyip at 8am on Monday. The girl, 2, was taken from St Arnaud hospital by air ambulance to the Royal Children’s Hospital at 4.30am on Wednesday with head injuries.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We will just keep improving now as we go along - it will all get better." - Roses Gap Recreation Centre owner Owner Lynda Sutherland on campers returning to the centre for the first time since the Grampians bushfire in January.

Tyrell College's Axel Mott enjous Roses Gap Recreation Centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Tyrell College's Axel Mott enjous Roses Gap Recreation Centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

TOP STORIES

Nationals Member for Western Victoria David O'Brien has rejected VicRoads' preferred route option for the Western Highway Horsham bypass, which is under consideration by the State Government.

Stawell residents will address an inquiry panel about Stawell Gold Mines' proposal to open-cut mine Big Hill on Wednesday.

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