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Local News – 7/9/17

White powder scare

A white powder- that turned out to be food starch- sent a Sunshine Coast post office into lock down last night.

The powder was inside an envelope, handled at the Nambour Mailing Centre.

Three people were decontaminated, while police and forensic officers conducted tests on the powder.

Three hours later- they got the all clear to go home.

Investigations are continuing.

 

Plaza Asbestos find

Work could resume as early as today at three of the Sunshine Plaza’s 30 construction sites… after what’s believed to be asbestos was found there yesterday.

Workers who made the discovery, called the CFMEU in to take a closer look.

Work was then shut down and samples taken away for testing.

The Sunshine Plaza is currently undergoing a $400 million dollar expansion.

 

Cruise conference

Cruising is BIG BUSINESS around the world- and some industry leaders are gathering in Mooloolaba today.

The Sunshine Coast was chosen to host the Australian Cruise Association’s 21st anniversary conference.

 

Rainbow formal

The Sunshine Coast will host the first high school formal in Queensland- put on specifically for LGBTI teenagers.

The Sunshine Coast Pride Network is behind the event it says will allow other schools to see that there are many ways to encourage all students to be part of their end of year celebrations and that no one should be made to feel excluded or uncomfortable.

The event is on next month at the Innovation centre at USC.