AS 2021 draws to an end, it’s time to sit back and reflect on what has been another different and difficult year for most of us.
COVID-19 again has played havoc with us not only locally, but across the whole country and the world. Lockdowns came and went, some longer than others, but as most people got vaccinated, things did start to ease.
With vaccinations the order of the day and now booster shots the new norm, life will not be the same for some time to come.
With plenty of updates from the doctors at the Foster and Toora Medical Centre, the local community has been kept well informed on what’s the best way to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and we thank them for their on-going support.
The new “COVID norm” is something that everyone will have to get used to, but for now, with Christmas upon us, it’s time to enjoy the holidays, hopefully with family and friends, if they are lucky enough to be able to travel here. Interstate travel is still a bit up in the air with all the restrictions applying to different jurisdictions, but at least there is some movement around the country, except for West Australia who still seem to be on their own until February next year.
The Mirror has continued to deliver its weekly edition, with the support from the public, correspondents, advertisers and scribes who have made it possible for “our” local to continue production.
Yes some editions were small, with no local events or sport for some months that would usually fill the pages each week, but we were able to keep on producing what we still believe to be a very interesting and informative “local” newspaper each week.
We at The Mirror thank everyone who supports and buys the weekly edition.
We will continue to follow all local issues that affect us here in Corner Inlet, and give people the opportunity to comment through the “Letters to the Editor” column if they so desire.
The holidays are a great time to explore our region, whether its the beaches, Wilsons Promontory, Port Welshpool’s Long Jetty, Agnes Falls, or the thriving local towns. With still not a lot of overseas travel, there has already been lots of tourists and visitors now that the state borders have lifted, so everyone be prepared for what will no doubt be a big influx of tourists to our beautiful part of the world.
Next Wednesday, December 29 will be the last Mirror for 2021. The office is closed from Thursday, December 23 and re-opens on Friday, January 7, 2022.
There will be no edition on Wednesday, January 5, 2021.
All the best for the holiday season from proprietors Rob and Jenny Best, accounts manager Carol Stewart, printer and compositor Kapil Angwin, and journalist Kate Fooke.