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ARCADE at Canopy Arts Centre will feature seven of the region’s most collectible contemporary artists, More
Family fun day and ceremony to formally welcome new babies. More
Halloween themed Blue Light Disco for children in Prep to Year 6. Entry fee to raise money for the PCYC Edmonton. More
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Nominations are now open for the 2017 Cairns Region Australia Day Awards. If you know someone who goes above and beyond to help others, who excels in their chosen field, is a positive role member for their community or simply inspires you in any way, you can say thank you by filling in a nomination form. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/aus-day-awards-open-2017
Here's the latest edition of the Living in Cairns e-newsletter, featuring upcoming events & activities, grants, competition, job vacancies & info on preparing for the upcoming cyclone season. Subscribe to get a mobile-responsive version sent straight to your inbox each month (link in comments). http://createsend.com/t/j-CCD16DCB09E24D60
It was fantastic to have the Taipans and Joe Blake at the City Library yesterday. The kids loved it! So who's off to the Taipans' first home game for the season tonight?? #LetsGoTaipans
While we were in Babinda yesterday, we dropped off a brand new batch of brochures about the Babinda Boulders to the visitor centre. The brochure hadn't been re-designed in many years and we hope the new look will make this wonderful attraction even more inviting. The visitor centre is run entirely by hardworking and passionate local volunteers. It was great to catch up with Rose, Marilyn and Patsy (pictured).
Separation anxiety affects dogs too and they will let you know by barking whenever your leave them alone. You can reduce your pet's anxiety by not making a fuss when you are leaving home. For more barking tips, visit Council's website, www.cairns.qld.gov.au/barking.
The rainforest comes to life after dark at the the #ShieldsStHeart .... (turn the sound up)
Great news this morning that the reigning AFL premiers will be coming back to Cairns next year :D :D
What should be in your household emergency kit? As we head toward another cyclone season, we're calling on creative kids to help design an activity book that will make disaster preparation less scary and a lot more fun! Prizes are on offer for the best puzzles and pictures that show how to pack an emergency kit and other key info. It's a great way to start a discussion about your household plan with your kids. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/disaster-activity-book
This week's Council meeting will be held at the Babinda RSL on Wednesday from 10am. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to come along. You can check out the meeting agenda on our website: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/meetings/ordinary-meeting/ordinary-meetings/26-october-2016
Looking for a job? Our current vacancies include a Engineering Cadet position, which is a fantastic opportunity for school leavers looking to start Uni next year. Check out all the vacant positions on our website: https://jobs.cairns.qld.gov.au/VacancyList.aspx
Saturday 22 October 2016
Join the Cairns Taipans for a special First 5 Forever Storytime at the City Library next Wednesday. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/taipans-storytime
People's Choice voting is now open in the Tropical North Qld Innovation Awards. So many TNQ businesses are doing amazing things. Check out the 20 finalists on the website and vote for your favourite. http://www.innovatetnq.com.au/
Does your pooch bark madly when you leave the house or when you come home? He may be suffering from separation anxiety. To help reduce his stress, don't make a big deal of coming and going, or perhaps leave the radio on when you're out. Read more barking tips at: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/barking
**Have your say on street name** We've been looking at whether to re-name streets within the Kate Street access link from Ray Jones Drive through to Kowinka Street in White Rock. At the moment, there are four different names for this one road. After the first round of public consultation, we've narrowed it down to two options: - Re-name all streets within this link as “Kate Street” (OR) - Re-name all streets within this link as "Links Drive". Tell us which option you prefer via our online survey: http://cairns.surveyshare.com/s/AYAEGIA
UPDATE: the Collins Ave entrance has reopened. Thanks for your patience 😀 The Collins Ave entry to the Red Arrow will be closed for the next few hours to remove a fallen tree. But you don't have to forego your afternoon walk - the old entry (behind the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre) is still open.
#ThriveTips – Get down with your full watering restrictions info at thrive.cairns.qld.gov.au to know when to use your sprinkler, hose or watering can, man! http://thrive.cairns.qld.gov.au/Contents/WateringRestrictions
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016
CYCLE PATH CLOSED || The bike path running from Redlynch Intake Road adjacent to St Andrews, down to Freshwater Creek and west to the Rocks will be closed from lunch time tomorrow (Wednesday 19 October) to lunch time Saturday (22 October) for cane harvesting. Pedestrians and cyclists will need to find an alternative route.
We're not loving being in the office with this glorious weather outside. Who's got the best view today? #showusyacairns
The first two entries for our Christmas eCard design competition are in! Grab your entry form from your local library, Council's customer service hub or at www.cairns.qld.gov.au
Hungry? Head down to Anglicare NQ for a free sausage and some awesome tips on making nutritious food on a budget
Have you voted for your favourite innovation? If not, there's still time. Cast your vote in the People's Choice Award until 31 October.http://www.innovatetnq.com.au