Heavy rain is predicted in Toowoomba from today.
Heavy rain is predicted in Toowoomba from today.

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GOOD afternoon valued subscriber,

It's set to be a wet weekend this weekend, with heavy rainfall predicted from tomorrow morning. Our region is still in drought, so any rain we get is incredibly welcome. It is however affecting my golf game which needs all the help it can get.

Make sure you pack a brolly if you're heading outdoors.

In other good news for the region, we are officially COVID-19 free again.

Darling Downs Health today announced the city's sole case recovered from the virus and there were no longer any active cases in the region.

Despite this, it's incredibly important to keep practising social distancing, keep washing your hands, using a face mask if you so desire, and most importantly get tested if you are sick.

We can't afford to go backwards in our fight against COVID-19.

That's why police are investigating just why a man in hotel quarantine was able to escape from isolation this week.

Aaron Sydney Green was fined $1500 for his actions this week, which could have put our whole community at risk. 

Concept art for the Veterans First Military Museum Project, which has received endorsement from the Toowoomba Regional Council.
Concept art for the Veterans First Military Museum Project, which has received endorsement from the Toowoomba Regional Council.

A major military museum and war veteran employment project slated for Toowoomba has hit its first milestone, after the council endorsed the plan.

The Veterans First Military Museum Project, a community-led plan to honour the region's military and re-skill returned servicepeople, will be able to establish an ambitious museum along the Toowoomba Escarpment near Spring Bluff, just outside Highfields.

Holden car club owners display their cars at Toowoomba Holden prior to Holden signage being removed
Holden car club owners display their cars at Toowoomba Holden prior to Holden signage being removed

It was a sad week for Holden lovers, as the local dealership removed the famous lion logo and name from its advertising in line with the death of the brand.

Dozens of members from the Darling Downs Veteran and Vintage Motor Club took their own Holdens to the dealership to pay their respects to the demise of an Australian motoring icon.

An aged-care facility on the Western Downs was drugging four residents without consent, an audit by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has found.

The ACQSC discovered several issues at Jandowae's Taralga Retirement Village Hostel during a recent visit, which saw the facility deemed non-compliant with two of the Aged Care Quality Standards.

Taralga is considering the commission's findings and has 14 days to respond.

Carnival of Flowers 2019: Visitors in the garden of Julie Roggeveen.
Carnival of Flowers 2019: Visitors in the garden of Julie Roggeveen.

Finally, applications for The Chronicle Garden For Good program close this weekend.

The application period was extended by a week, giving the region's green thumbs more time to apply, with this Sunday being the final day before they close.

Garden for Good was developed in consultation with industry expert Annette Mcfarlane and will be a digital showcase of some of Toowoomba's most unique and vibrant gardens.

For more information on the program and how to enter click here. 

Also, don't forget to check out all the benefits you get for being a subscriber to The Chronicle. My latest check indicates not all of you are taking up some of these great offers.

Have a great weekend.

Steve

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