In a The Watsonia Bugle first, we need to publish a retraction on our previous article about plans for a poolside bar opening along the Plenty River just in time for the upcoming summer. After further investigation, it turns out the sign of “early construction” that we reported on was actually just an abandoned couch that was sitting submerged in the pristine river.

We apologise for any concern or confusion created by our initial article, especially for the local resident Doris whom we quoted in the original story. Public backlash has been swift and severe, and we will endevour to check our sources a little more carefully in the future.