Wake Up, Wimmera: July 29

WEATHER

Yesterday's relatively warm weather continues today, with a top of 16. However, expect a shower or two and a bit of wind when you're out and about!

FIVE YEARS AGO

Grampians Group of Fire Brigades has claimed the Remlaw fire could have been contained far more quickly if smaller CFA and private fire-fighting units had not been delayed by ‘inflexible’ and ‘restrictive’ police road blocks. The claims form part of the group’s submission to the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. The Remlaw fire burnt 2300 hectares, destroying 11 houses, Horsham golf clubhouse, 71 sheds, 148 kilometres of fencing and 52 head of stock.

ON DUTY: Horsham police block Golf Course Road in Horsham at the direction of the incident control room during the Remlaw fire on February 7, 2009. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

ON DUTY: Horsham police block Golf Course Road in Horsham at the direction of the incident control room during the Remlaw fire on February 7, 2009. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I think this idea that it's the government's role to make equality - well that's actually a communist aim where you lower everyone to the same level." - Member for Mallee Andrew Broad labels those who believe it is the government's job to create a more equal society as at risk of promoting communist ideology.

TOP STORIES

Halls Gap's Team Jaam Jaam will ride in the 200-kilometre Melbourne Ride to Conquer Cancer in October.

READY TO RIDE: Team Jaam Jaam members, from left, Sara Bowers, Pete North, Amanda Walker, Cass Hebbard, Claire Evans, Braeden Hyland and Jacinta Williamson, with team helpers Lucy Bowen, Crystal Wemyss and Nat Wemyss, are ready to tackle the 200-kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer in Melbourne in October.

READY TO RIDE: Team Jaam Jaam members, from left, Sara Bowers, Pete North, Amanda Walker, Cass Hebbard, Claire Evans, Braeden Hyland and Jacinta Williamson, with team helpers Lucy Bowen, Crystal Wemyss and Nat Wemyss, are ready to tackle the 200-kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer in Melbourne in October.

Brimpaen's Rod and Sue Miller are celebrating a win after fire destroyed their family farm in January.

WINNING BREED: Brothers Harry Miller, 11, and Will Miller, 13, with their winning ram, Hazza. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

WINNING BREED: Brothers Harry Miller, 11, and Will Miller, 13, with their winning ram, Hazza. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

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