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Selwyn Times: May 17, 2016

Selwyn Times: May 17,

FREE TUESday May 17 2016 379 7100 Selwyn INVITING EXHIBITORS NOW! Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY 2016 HORNCASTLE ARENA Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Trailer loaded with logs overturns A trailer load of West Coast logs rolled on Porters Pass on Friday afternoon. Traffic was reduced to one lane while the road was cleared. Fulton Hogan rounded up the loose logs and pushed them against the rock face to make traffic flow. PHOTO SUPPLIED Blood testing woes for Lincoln CAITLIN MILES Anger is growing over the withdrawal of Southern Community Laboratories blood testing in Lincoln. Southern Community Laboratories stopped giving tests last month. Lincoln Community Care chairwoman Janice Burnett said Selwyn Times 266mm x 90mm INSIDE: the public was angry about this and the area needed a service. “Stopping this service has been an inconvenience. We have patients from Little River to Leeston. It’s a big catchment to provide for,” she said. Lincoln Community Committee chairwoman Ivy Harper said they are gathering more information about why the service has ceased and determine what the options are moving forward. Lincoln Community Care is prepared to have blood testing in their building on Lyttelton St. They want Canterbury Southern Community Laboratories to sign a contract to allow the service to stay in the area. Another concern is how people will get to Hornby, which is the closest clinic. “We could provide the service for people who can’t access public or any other form of transport. Transport is one of our concerns,” Ms Burnett said. Blood tests are still carried out at the medical centre. But in order to obtain one a person has to be a patient at the clinic. HAVE YOUR SAY: Have you been impacted by the removal of the blood testing service? Email your views to caitlin.miles@ • Protect your dog from itself, p5 • Foreign scholarships, p16-17 16HMDG40918 Ph 03 324 2571 irrigation wells potable water supplies water quality testing ground source heating geotechnical assessment building foundations & retaining walls 120 High St, Southbridge