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A Dog’s Day

Woofers won this week with Marrickville Council announcing generous additions to 24/7 off-leash areas around the LGA, after a 12 month trial-period ended last week. The cool cats of Camperdown Rest Memorial Park will now have to contend with permanent off-leash areas, and Enmore TAFE Park, on the corner of Sarah St and Simmons St, will be free rain for dogs at all hours.

Marrickville Council fielded 1,300 responses from the community regarding the extension of off-leash areas over the 12 month trial period, 90% were in support of the changes.

Dog ownership in Marrickville LGA is on the rise and dog walking, according to the Council’s own research, is residents’ second favourite activity. The NSW Companion Animals Register lists Staffordshire Bull Terriers (Staffies) as the area’s most popular breed.

Back from the cut

The legendary George and his Old School Barber have returned to Russel Lea, after George had a brief crack at retirement (he is 76) in the Greek sunshine. George is a 4th generation barber, and His Old School Barbershop has been operating since 1966, making it one of the oldest barbers in the area.

While George will only be sticking around to instruct his protege, Wolly, he is very excited to see some old, and newly shaved, faces in his store again.

“I decided to come back as I miss my mates, it’s lovely to see all my customers again. I missed them,” George told Ciao.

Wolly is a nice young barber, and one of the best I know,” said George.

Like George, Wolly was taught hairdressing by his father and has been wielding a razor since the age of 10.

Canada Bay Wishing Tree 

Canada Bay Council would like to thank those that have contributed to the pile of gifts currently sitting in their council chambers. Canada Bay is collecting gifts for local families in the area who will be experiencing hardship this Christmas.

A wishing tree has been established in the local council chambers for residents to contribute everyday items, toys and cans.

Canada Mayor Angelo Tsirekas says the tree is symbolic of community spirit.

“As we get together with family and friends this Christmas, let’s take the opportunity to show support to those who need a helping hand,” he said.

All items will be donated to and distributed by the five local St Vincent De Paul Society Conferences in the City of Canada Bay.