Over the New Year's break, The Bunbury Mail will be taking a look back at the year that was 2021.
'Photographer unites red heads' - July 7, 2021
Photographer called out for red headed Bunbury residents for photography exhibition.
A Bunbury photographer called on all 'ginger ninjas' to come together to be part of an inclusive exhibition to promote the beauty and uniqueness in having red hair.
Christy Stokes from Stoked Photography had recently launched 'The Red Gene Project: Blazing Bunbury and the South West' and hoped to involve those with red hair from all over the region to be part of the exhibition.
'Initiative to help women' - July 7, 2021
Signs in venues offered discrete assistance for women.
Signs encouraging women to speak out if they need help in venues had started to make traction throughout Australia in July.
The signs, which often appeared in venue bathrooms, offered women the opportunity to order a 'code word' drink which discreetly informs bar staff of their need for assistance.
'Council oppose road plans' - July 7, 2021
Shire of Capel council opposed planned southern route of Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
After a heated debate and a casting vote, the Shire of Capel council decided to once again oppose the current planned southern route of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, in a heated debate at the Ordinary meeting of the Council on June 30.
The Council voted to instead support the staged construction of an alternative route for the Outer Ring Road that would see the existing portion of the Ring Road link up with Bussell highway along the existing Centenary Road reserve.
'Concern over Lobby arrival' - July 21, 2021
Out South West 'frustrated' over impending Bunbury arrival of Australian Christian Lobby.
The South West LGBTQI+ community was left feeling 'betrayed and frustrated' over the arrival of the Australian Christian Lobby in Bunbury.
The Australian Christian Lobby will present 'The Truth of It' at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on August 23.
'Women hesitant over jab' - July 28, 2021
Pregnant women were hesitant to receive Covid-19 vaccination despite health advice.
Despite health advice, some pregnant women in Western Australia were still hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in July.
After a Facebook post from owner/hairdresser from Bunbury's Sweeney Todd Barber's Shop, the Mail investigated into what the health advice is for women who are pregnant and eligible to receive the jab.
'Headspace Bunbury funding' - July 28, 2021
Federal government planned to invest $845,000 over four years into Bunbury Headspace.
The federal government splashed some cash within the Forrest electorate and provided money to Bunbury's headspace.
It announced in July that it would invest $845,000 over four years which would help it deliver a new program.
'University revokes honorary award' - July 28, 2021
Edith Cowan University revoked honorary doctorate amid pressure from Busselton Pride Alliance.
Edith Cowan University revoked an honorary doctorate from former politician, Barry House AM on July 20.
Mr House received the award from the university in March 2021 to acknowledge over 30 years of contribution and service to the South West through his work as a Member of Parliament.
'Colliecrete paves the way forward' - July 28, 2021
Murdoch graduates used flyash waste from burning coals to create new type of concrete.
Researches from Murdoch university created a new type of concrete using waste generated from burning coal in July.
Utilising fly ash from Collie's coal mines, Colliecrete is created through mixing soft fly ash from power stations with construction waste, to create a greener alternative to concrete.