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Caithness Courier review: August 8, 2012

A CAITHNESS woman spoke this week of the “nightmare” of losing her youngest nephew in a fight in Canada – just four months after the death of her brother. Liz Cornwall, who lived in Wick with her husband Tom, before moving to North Walsham in Norfolk 20 years ago, said the death of 29-year-old David Bain had devastated the family. David lived in Lybster until he was about 15 when he emigrated to Canada with his parents Robert and Janet Bain and his two older brothers, Jody and Jamie. They lived in Belleville in Ontario.

WATER and sewage treatment at a Caithness site, has potentially led to a toxic sludge, linked to cancer and Alzheimers infecting the surrounding environment. The Old Calder works near Halkirk is one of 25 sites across Scotland currently under investigation into possible contamination. According to a report from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, harmful waste that includes traces of aluminium and other pollutants, used to purify water, has cause harmful pollution at the site.

ICONIC destinations such as John O’ Groats could benefit from the additional £140 million which is expected to be generated by the Disney movie Brave. But the area must be marketed and promoted by VisitScotland, according to David Whiteford, chairman of the North Highland Initiative which was launched by the Prince of Wales, and develop the economy and support rural communities. He said the film. which is being shown in 72 counties with an expected global audience of 80 million, is set in the Highlands.

A FRIENDSHIP, which has spanned four decades, is in danger of coming to an end, unless the next generation steps up to continue a proud tradition. The twin-town link between Thurso and Brilon needs more younger people to help strengthen the friendship that has existed between Caithness and the German town for 40 years.

SCRABSTER next week plays host to a talented group of young traditional Scottish musicians who are in the midst of a tour of Scotland. The five youngsters from Ross-shire, are taking part in the National Ceilidh Trail which is part of the Year of Creative Scotland 2012.

THURSO gala had a successful opening night although there were just three floats on parade and a smaller crowd in attendance compare to last year. Doreen Macleod, chairwoman of Thurso Town Improvements Association, which organises the event, was pleased with the crowning ceremony which signals the start of the gala.

SAM Mackay marked his new role as captain in spectacular style, on Saturday, as his 35 yard thunderbolt opened the scoring in Grantown on Spey where Academy strashed Strathspey Thistle, at Seafield Park, the final score being 4-1 in the Scorries’ favour.