The Informer: Paws for thought, pandemic aside, positive news arrives

Craig the husky, guided by owner Jordan Taylor, made it to Canberra - on paw. And foot.
Craig the husky, guided by owner Jordan Taylor, made it to Canberra - on paw. And foot.

It might not have been the most pressing issue Australia Community Media journalists reported on this weekend but let's paws for thought (sorry).

Craig the husky, guided by owner Jordan Taylor, completed a 350 kilometre walk from Sydney to Canberra on Saturday, proving positive news can still come during a pandemic.

Mr Taylor raised more than US$6000 at an orphanage in Tanzania, when travel restrictions prevented taking a trip during his work break.

Back in NSW, emergency services warned residents to get ready for the upcoming bushfire season.

NSW Rural Fire Service said this year's fire season could be just as intense as the last.

NSW commissioner Rob Rogers said it was vitally important to be prepared.

"Have the conversation with your family about what you will do during a fire - including where you'll go, what you'll take and what you'll do with animals," the commissioner said.

Heading north, Queensland reported another day of no coronavirus cases, which means nine days for the Sunshine State.

Down south, Victoria's health chief declared a suburban Melbourne virus cluster under control, as the state reported its lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in almost three months.

Anti-lockdown protesters clashed with police during a demonstration which started at the State Library and moved to Elsternwick Park.

In South Australia on Saturday, where it was announced this week borders would open to a coronavirus-free ACT, Australia's first commercial rocket launched from the Koonibba Rocket Range. proving the pandemic had not deterred the federal government from investing $7 billion in growing Australia's space capabilities.

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