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13-Jan-16, 10:01
Caithness Courier headlines for January 13, 2016

KLAKSVIK mayor Jogvan Skorhelm wants to meet Wick councillors face-to-face, to find out what can be done to save the links between the two towns. This week, in a surprise move, he has invited representatives from Wick to the Faroe Islands to see how the relationship can not only be saved, but strengthened.

THE River Thurso's salmon fishing season looks set to be a good one running in line with impressively high catches over the past 10 years. Eddie McCarthy enjoyed his last opening of the river as its superintendent, on Monday morning, before he retires at the end of the month after 35 years in the job and being involved in the river's upkeep for a total of forty-three-and-a half years.

A SCARFSKERRY man has described the heroic effort to save a humpback whale which became entangled by creel ropes in Loch Eriboll. AlistaIr Jack, British Divers Marine Life Rescue's Scottish director was contacted last Friday after a fisherman reported that a worker at a fish farm at Laid had spotted a whale around 40ft long, lying on the seabed.

HALKIRK was the hardest hit residential area in Caithness during Sunday's deluge with the drainage system in one street failing to cope with an excess of water which filled gardens and in some case homes. Three fire crews were in attendance at Church Street and spent hours pumping out the water in an attempt to stop it entering properties.

AN anti-bullying website set up by a north MSP is continuing to attract interest. Labour's Rhoda Grant launched Tackling Oppressive Behaviour in Employment - wwsw.tobie.org.uk - in December 3014 and in January last year, had already received 1472 visits. By the end of last month the figure had increased to 7241.

CAITHNESSIANS are being called on to dress up and dance the night away at a local family's fundraising event to say thanks to those who have supported their daughter as she lives with epilepsy. Sara Farquhar was only six months old when she took her first epileptic seizure. Now, at the age of 15, she and her family are keen to raise as much money as possible to say thanks to the children's ward at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, and the epilepsy nurses in Morven House, Raigmore who have helped them so much.