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December 01, 2017

THE Kyabram Show Committee apologises for the disappointment and dissatisfaction felt with the recent Foodtruck Festival.

Foodtruck Festival left sour taste

THE Kyabram Show Committee apologises for the disappointment and dissatisfaction felt with the recent Foodtruck Festival.

For reasons beyond our control the much anticipated event did not deliver what was hoped for.

The committee thanks all those who supported the event and demonstrated the great community Kyabram has.

Siebren de Boer,

Kyabram Show Committee president.

Coal policy smacks of hypocrisy

JOHN Pettigrew (21-11-17 Country News) sincerely believes in the climate change theory that has taken 50 per cent of normal availability of water off farmers and advocates for more down the river. His biggest obstacle is Barnaby Joyce, who advocates for the farmers who are doing it hard. We do not want Turnbull, Shorten or Greens making the decisions! Our governments are shutting down coal-fired power stations to ‘‘save the environment’’ yet are proud to be one of the biggest coal exporters in the world as India and China increase coal use by six per cent a year.

If carbon dioxide is increasing, everyone would have to inhale a greater volume of air to get sufficient oxygen! I don’t see that but I do see the hypocrisy.

Laurie Wintle, Kyabram.

If only we’d gone nuclear

VICTORIA’S strained energy network is about to face its first real taste of summer (The Age 23/11). The recent failure of two coal-fired power units in the Latrobe valley has drained the state’s energy grid of reserve supply and pushed it towards the danger zone for blackouts. Today 30 countries worldwide are operating 449 nuclear reactors for electricity generation. Just four reactors would have given us the power for basic needs while we toyed with solar and wind substitutes but this is Australia, a progressive nation with a third of the world’s nuclear fuel shackled by its Luddites.

Gerald Bleasdale, Kyabram.

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