There must be a way to avoid the closure of the road to the top of Mt Canobolas when it's covered in snow.
The mountain is a major district attraction and visitors who come to see the snow are disappointed to find the road is shut.
Wouldn't it be better to clear the road if there's a heavy fall to make it safe for vehicles so we can all, including lots of visitors, take advantage of our unique attraction.
Surely Cabonne Council could at least allow four-wheel-drives or a four-wheel-drive operator to ferry people up and down.
There'd be tourism operators who'd probably jump at the chance to run a snow ferry service and it would enable visitors to get safely to the top.
Apparently it's the SES that advises Cabonne to pull down the shutters even if snow is forecast and good falls last weekend and last month dozens of cars cut up the parks and road verges at the bottom of the mountain.
There's been lots of tourism development plans for Canobolas through the years although none has gone ahead.
Maybe boundary changes should be looked at to bring the mountain into Orange and under the control of Orange City Council.
That way more could be done to make it the popular attraction it deserves. Particularly when it snows.
Sonny not everyone's favourite
Anyone would think the way Sydney newspaper and TV rugby league wafflers carry on that Sonny Bill Williams was the only player in the NRL.
It's painful the way they idolise this egotistical kiwi and his carryings on, leaving a string of train wrecks behind him with his back-flipping decisions.
The Roosters, who won't be selling too many Steggles' chooks this week after their thrashing by the Rabbitohs, and the Nuw Zillanders, thenk hivvens, cen hev him.
REX keeping head above water
Back in early May Regional Express was crying poor saying it was fighting for its life and threatened to stop flying medical samples and blood to regional communities unless it received financial help.
The federal government initially approved a $298 million bailout for regional airlines and followed that up with $62.1 million in grants to Rex including JobKeeper while councils like Orange City Council also kicked in support.
Now Rex says it's close to securing $150 million from APAC investment firm PAG Asia Capital so it can successfully launch a Boeing 737 jet service between Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
It's achieved a $250,000 profit this year and its shares have soared from 40c to $1.26.
Crisis? What crisis?
Top eateries, surprising locations
Online travel company TripAdvisor.com rates Auberge Du Vieux Puits in Fontjoncouse, France, the finest restaurant in the world.
La Ville Blanche in Rospez, France, came in second and Chila in Buenos Aires, Argentina, third.
Sage in Canberra was rated best in Australia followed by second-placed Circa 1876 in Pokolbin. The Stunned Mullet in Port Macquarie was sixth and Silk's Brasserie in Leura, was seventh. There were no Sydney restaurants in the top 10.
It's time for a laugh
Fred and Bill are at the Orange races. Fred says to Bill: "Would you like me to give you the winner of the next race?"
Bill: "No thanks, I've only got a small backyard."
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