Wake Up, Wimmera: August 18

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: PAUL CARRACHER
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: PAUL CARRACHER

WEATHER

Spring weather is on the way! No sub-zero mornings forecast for this week, and weather warming to a top of 18 degrees by Saturday.

The Bureau of Meteorology reckons today's low will be 2 degrees, with a top of 14. Expect a little rain and some light winds. 

FIVE YEARS AGO

Salt scraped from the bed of a dry Wimmera lake will be sold in gourmet cafes and delis across Australia within weeks. A collaboration between Mount Zero Olives and Barengi Gadjin Land Council will see salt harvested from Pink Lake at Lochiel also used in major restaurants.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If the shire can't aspire to grow, it is unlikely any other level of government will step in and drive positive opportunity." - West Wimmera Shire Council Mayor Ron Hawkins on a plan to boost the shire's population to 10,000.

TOP STORIES 

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Concrete was poured in the staging area of the Horsham Town Hall redevelopment last week. Work has ramped up following project delays. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Concrete was poured in the staging area of the Horsham Town Hall redevelopment last week. Work has ramped up following project delays. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER