Entries by Carla Tooma

5,000 cases of cancer a year linked to the workplace

Thousands of Australians could be exposed to cancer risks in their workplace, Cancer Council has warned. According to the latest data, about 5000 cases of cancer nationally every year are linked to workplace carcinogens, with an estimated 3.6 million Australians exposed to cancer-causing agents at work. Farmers, drivers, miners and transport workers at highest risk, […]

Splendour in the Grass 2017 line-up announced

The 17th annual Splendour in the Grass Music and Arts Festival will once again bring the best bands in the world to Byron Bay. The music festival will return to the North Byron Parklands from July 21 to 23, bringing with it some of the most exciting acts touring the planet right now. The eclectic lineup features over 100 […]

Wildlife Wednesday: Orla the pregnant possum

Orla the ringtail possum is slowly recovering in the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after being hit by a car. While Orla received nasty head injuries during the accident, her one-month-old joey was thankfully left unscathed. Head Vet Michael Pyne said if people do come across an injured marsupial, they should stop and have a look inside […]

Gold Coast Treasure: Warren Young

For over 40 years, Warren Young has been striving to keep Gold Coast beaches safe. He began his professional lifeguarding career in 1973 and was stationed at Burleigh Heads. Two years later he was promoted to Chief Lifeguard, a position he has held ever since. In an exclusive chat with myGC, Warren reveals what he loves […]