FREE TUESday aUGUST 29 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass Lucky escape as photos of flood surface • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A MAN has had a lucky escape after he narrowly got out of his car before it was washed down the raging Selwyn River. Images have surfaced of the car swamped in water after a man, new to the area, attempted to drive across the Glendore Stream, off Riversleigh Rd, Whitecliffs, during the recent torrential downpours. Senior Constable Andy Grant said the car was swept about 50m downstream to opposite the Whitecliffs township. Police were made aware of the incident about three hours later, after a farmer noticed the car and had concerns someone may have been trapped. Senior Constable Grant said the driver managed to walk away from the car before it was washed downstream. He said the big message is if there is a heavy downpour, stay out of rivers and fords. “If you approach a ford in heavy rain stop, go slowly, get out and do an assessment of how much water is in the ford before you decide to driver through it,” he said. The car has since been pulled out of the Selwyn River by the Whitecliffs farmer using a tractor. •Turn to page 10 SWAMPED: A man had a lucky escape after his car was swept down the Selwyn River while crossing a ford during the floods. Residents fire up over pet cremation noise • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A HUM from furnaces operating at a pet crematorium up to six hours a day is upsetting residents living nearby. A public meeting between concerned residents, the district council and Environment Canterbury will be on Monday over the operation of Fond Farewells Pet Cremation Service in Lincoln. A meeting was first held in June over concerns with about 30 residents showing up. It comes after a non-notified decision was made by the district council for Gribbles Veterinary Pathology Ltd to redevelop its site based at Marion Pl in 2015. The district council’s environmental services manager Tim Harris said the resource consent was granted without consultation because it found adverse effects on neighbours were “less than minor.” But resident Bob Tomkins, who lives in Armil Pl behind the pet cremation said the burners operate at such a low frequency even grade five earmuffs cannot mute the sound. He said all affected residents should have been informed of the development and had the right to object. •Turn to page 10 LOUD: Lincoln residents Bob and Joanne Tomkins say the noise coming from Fond Farewells Pet Crematorium is impossible to mute. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER SUNNY WITH BLUE SKIES FRESH START YOUR SECTION HAS A GREAT OUTLOOK WARM COMMUNITY The forecast is bright! We’re predicting even more growth. With the signs of Spring popping up all over the place, it’s timely that Faringdon announce even more growth on the horizon. New show homes coming online as well as the launch of our next stage being imminent. Let your blue sky dreams become a reality at Canterbury’s most successful residential development. Watch the full story with the FHN LIVE news team at faringdon.co.nz. Stage 22 now selling. Sections 400 to 907m 2 from $164,000. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team FRD31254-90x266 Mackenzie Norrell brings you a weather report with the typical sunny disposition of a local Faringdon kid. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit www.faringdon.co.nz Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Roads. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.