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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Warnings of snake and spider activity from paramedics

T-shirts can be used to treat emergency snake bites according to NSW paramedics, as long as they are tied not too tight.

With the weather heating up snakes and spiders will be more active, meaning a greater potential to be bitten when mountain bike riding,  bush walking or even cleaning the house.  

This comes as a 20 year old woman was bitten on the leg by a brown snake in East Jindabyne.

NSW Ambulance Inspector John Brotherhood said suggests t-shirts can be used in emergency situations rather than bandages. 

"Snake bites should never be treated with a tourniquet as it will cut the circulation off, oxygen is needed to combat the venom," Mr Brotherhood said. 

Former Eden Monaro MP Bob Whan passes away

Former Eden Monaro MP Bob Whan died last Sunday night, aged 82 years, suffering a cardiac arrest. 

Mr wWan served in the Whiltlam government from 1972- 1975, where after he was made a life member of the Labor Party.

Mr Whan also served as chief of staff for politician Richard Amery.

He is also being remembered for his major contributions to the Australian wool industry.

His son, former Labor politician Steve Whan, paid tribute to his father on social media saying he was a Labor man and he lived for the party. 

Selwyn Snowfields under new ownership

Selwyn Snow Resort has changed ownership after being sold over the weekend to Kevin James Blyton.

The Heatley and Myers  families had owned and operated the resort for nearly fifty years  since its establishment in 1966.

Mr Blyton says the resort has a great history of offering a top quality snow experience which will continue under his own ownership.

He says the purchase of the snowfield comes as a great addition to his group of companies, including Charlotte Pass.


Late night shopping to come to Cooma

Cooma shops will have late night shopping available in the lead up to Christmas as a part of Cooma's love to shop campaign. 

The Cooma Chamber of Commerce retail committee held a meeting this week to discuss how the end of season love to shop campaign went and what will be done in the lead up to Christmas. 

Member of the committee Louise Lynch says Cooma will have late night shopping on the Thursday or Friday, or even both days each week in the lead up to Christmas.


Man arrested after break in to Cooma chemist to steal drugs

A man who tried to steal a quantity of prescription drugs from a Cooma chemist will be facing court after police caught him in the act on Tuesday night.

The man smashed his way through the front door of the Monaro Chemist in Vale Street at around 7pm, with the plans on stealing a large quantity of drugs. 

But police were alerted to the robbery in progress and arrested the man on scene where he was found to be in possession of schedule 8 morphine based drugs.

The 34 year old was charged with break, enter and steal and has been refused bail. 

The man will be facing Cooma local court at a later date.


Unemployment down in Snowy Mountains and Monaro

Unemployment in the Monaro and Snowy Mountains has been falling as much as by 2% according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.

The ABS data found for the June quarter Cooma's unemployment rate fell to to 4.5%, whilst in the Cooma region it fell to 2.1 percent, in Bombala it fell to 3% and in Jindabyne and Berridale it down to 1.6 percent. 

Federal member for Eden Monaro Dr Peter Hendy says its a result of the government focusing on job creation, with the figures showing their economic plan is working.

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