Only joking!

Last week’s front page story for the April 1 edition “Council’s pool plan revealed” was, indeed, an April Fool’s joke.

Thanks to Mayor Jenny Dowell and other councillors for laughing and taking it with the humour intended.

Thanks to all the people who emailed and rang to tell us they got a laugh – once they realised it was a joke.

Sorry to anyone who thought their rates really were going up by another $200 and to all the Council employees who fielded phone calls from irate ratepayers.

Just in case you missed the little clues: look at the first letter of every word in the caption “A pool right in Lismore for Olley olympic legacy”; there is no such thing as “unbleached hemp glass”; there is no such integrated facility in Darwin and finally, The Echo can also reveal Barack Obama is not going to attend the Lantern Parade or the North Coast National.

Thanks for laughing.


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