Is Kaniva Australia's Most Optimistic Town?
Lockdown's and border closures aren't getting the West Wimmera town of Kaniva down...
The people of Kaniva have asked their townsfolk, "What makes you optimistic?" and will host a town "Optimism Pub Dinner" tomorrow night (Wednesday, August 18), to plan out the future of the town. This includes working on ways to make that optimism even more infectious and the key resource for town growth.
Residents of Kaniva have faced border closures impacting their locally run shops, lockdown's despite no Covid-19 cases within a two-hour drive. The town's last bank branch is closing, the heritage railway station burnt down three years ago, and not too far away the EPA is dealing with an illegal chemical waste dump.