In the Papers this Week November 14th 2011

Two Charged With Drug Related Offenses

A 51-year old businessman from Augusta was charged with drug-related offenses including trafficking following a police raid at his house during which 240 cannabis seedlings were found. In another case, a 31-year old man from Margaret River was charged with cannabis possession after 45 cannabis plants were seized by police from the trunk of his car. Both the men will now appear in the Margaret River Magistrates Court on November 28th.

No Burn Without Permit

Residents of Augusta and Margaret River have been urged by local fire authorities to make sure they possess a permit before lighting fires following an incident last week whereby a burn off blew out of control. According to reports, a property-owner was burning off a stack of branches on Wednesday when strong winds blew the flames, thus causing the blaze to spread and engulf surrounding dry grass. The Wallcliffe Bushfire Brigade had to be called for extinguishing the fire that burned around 400 sq m of grass.

Remembrance Day To Honour Fallen Heroes

People from all across the Margaret River region paused for a moment last Friday to mark the Remembrance Day. Pausing on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was a way to commemorate the day when hostilities of the First World War officially ended in the year 1918 with Germany’s signing of the Armistice.  This was also a moment to remember fallen heroes who gave their lives for the motherland in any conflict.

Best Cabernet Sauvignon In OZ

Saracen Estates has won Best Cabernet Sauvignon of NZ and Australia at the Winestate NZ & Australian Wine of the Year Awards 2011, with its Reserve Cabernet 2008. Winery general manager and owner Dennis Parker attended the awards presentation last Thursday at National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide. Saracen was amongst the seven award winners from Australia, and the only one from WA.

Traders Disappointed Over Closure Of Main Street

Local traders have expressed their displeasure that the main street will be closed on Sunday from 9am to 2pm for a Harley Davidson visit. The Margaret River Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced it supported the ride and recognised that it was useful for the economy, but was concerned over the timing of the street closure and its effect on the local community’s Saturday morning peak shopping period.

Cadets Applauded

To appreciate and thank the cadets from Margaret River State Emergency Service, the Margaret River CWA organised its yearly afternoon tea on Thursday at their hall. Year 10s Ebony Chick and Michael Littlewood were given CWA encouragement awards, which were handed over by CWA President Janette Hartnett to reward the most community-minded amongst the cadets. The event is being held for the last eight years to strengthen ties between the youth and elderly in the local community.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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