Editorial - Friday, August 16: Cheap thrills can hurt

I REALLY hope whoever was responsible for the wheelie bin fire sees today's paper.

Because while they gallivant around town plotting destructive gimmicks for cheap thrills, more than anything they need to see the real and heartbreaking human consequences of their actions.

One stupid, stupid wheelie bin fire and three families are in turmoil.

The only thing we can be thankful for is that no one was injured and no lives were lost, but that doesn't detract from the fact one woman faces financial uncertainty, a family has lost their business and their dreams, and another family is effectively homeless in 10 days.

And for what?

I thank Jody Taylor for sharing her story and I admire her stoicism and determination to do it by herself.

I hope she knows, and I think she does, that this is the Clarence Valley and the one thing we never have a shortage of is kind souls willing to lend a hand and do what they can to see you through a tough time.

Jenna Cairney
Editor



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