Bunbury Mail throwback - May 2021 in review

Over the New Year's break, The Bunbury Mail will be taking a look back at the year that was 2021.

Our annual 'Year in Review' will recount the biggest stories from each of the past 12 months.

'Gaps in forensic services' - May 5, 2021 

Gap in system: Waratah said they could have been used more by survivors of sexual assault. Picture: supplied

Gap in system: Waratah said they could have been used more by survivors of sexual assault. Picture: supplied

Gaps in the system highlighted as Waratah claimed they the service was not utilised enough by survivors of sexual assault.

Sexual assault support service Waratah questioned if they were being utilised enough to emotionally assist survivors in the region.

Waratah provides free, specialised and therapeutic intervention, counselling and support services for people who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse or family domestic violence.

'Say no to BFM's proposal' - May 5, 2021

Residents gather: Glen Iris residential group spokesperson John Kowal led the protest on Saturday, May 1. Picture: Pip Waller

Residents gather: Glen Iris residential group spokesperson John Kowal led the protest on Saturday, May 1. Picture: Pip Waller

Glen Iris residents protested Bunbury Farmer's Market development proposal.

OVER 50 Glen Iris residents marched to the Bunbury Farmers Market on Saturday May 1 to protest the Market's new development proposal.

In a story covered by the Mail'Safe access to market', it was announced the market had submitted a proposal to the City of Bunbury which would see the widening of Vittoria Road in order to construct a left hand turn to alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety.

''Too bright' for drivers' - May 12, 2021

Distraction: The Citygate owned sign frequently advertised for the South Bunbury Marketplace and San Churro Chocolateria at Eaton Fair. Picture: Pip Waller

Distraction: The Citygate owned sign frequently advertised for the South Bunbury Marketplace and San Churro Chocolateria at Eaton Fair. Picture: Pip Waller

Citygate sign a distraction for road users.

AN ELECTRONIC sign on Forrest Highway was causing road users to 'shield their eyes' from alleged, excessive brightness when driving in and out of Bunbury.

Owned by commercial property development company Citygate, the sign is used for advertising and is located along the Forrest Highway Australind Bypass on Lot 15, Clifton Road, Waterloo.

'A rose for home and rose for cystic fibrosis' - May 26, 2021

Roses: Connor Barrett and Josh Williams both have cystic fibrosis and cannot play with each other because of the risk of cross infection. Picture: Jemillah Dawson

Roses: Connor Barrett and Josh Williams both have cystic fibrosis and cannot play with each other because of the risk of cross infection. Picture: Jemillah Dawson

Bunbury parents called on the Commonwealth to put Trikafta on the PBS.

Two Bunbury mothers called on the federal government to put the drug Trikafta on the pharmaceutical benefit scheme in the lead up to 65 Roses Day on May 28.

Cystic Fibrosis is a rare recessive genetic disease for which there is currently no cure.