Well, what a week that was for Ballarat.
It was a week in which we saw the brightest and darkest of our great city.
Here at The Courier, we couldn’t have been prouder to see tennis superstar Zoe Hives performing on the world stage. Her performance, both off and off the court, were of utmost class.
And how about the unbelievably brave Tess Pearce? The young woman with cerebral palsy who plans to walk the 6km around Lake Wendouree (four times further than she’s ever walked).
These are just two examples of people that make Ballarat great.
However, it was a week not without tragedy.
We saw two fatal crashes on our roads towards the end of the week, plus the next stage of the court case in the Navarre crash that resulted in the deaths of four women. There are no winners in any of these incidents and hopefully they serve as a timely reminder of the fragility of life on our roads.
Some these stories we love telling, others aren’t as enjoyable but just important.
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