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BALLARAT now has a new City Circle bus thanks to Ballarat City Council and the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Wendouree, Sharon Knight, said the bus service, which will be trialled for six months,...

THE countdown is now on for the 2016 Ballarat Cycle Classic. In its 9th year, the Cycle Classic has raised over $1.2 million, for the vital research projects being completed at the Fiona Elsey...

CFMR CLAIMS COUNCIL THREATENS TO SUE ITS OWN RATEPAYERS THE Committee for miners Rest claims that the Ballarat City Council has effectively threatened to sue the ratepayers of Miners Rest because they had the temerity to try and protect...

FUNDING for flexible early intervention and support services will be rolled out across Victoria to help more vulnerable families and children, with the Andrews Labor Government allocating an additional $9.3 million over four years....

WHEN the historic Baker telescope needed to be repainted, have a new drive fitted and the room it is held in needed the floor resurfaced the floor, and a new observing platform constructed, it...

Sport

BALLARAT Sebastopol BMX Club hosted the Victorian Open Event on Sunday and despite the inclement weather there were still more than 230 competitors of varying ages. Race commentator Jeff Jurrjens said the standard was very...

AT the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games the men’s short-track relay team won Australia’s first winter Olympic medal. Twenty-two years later, Julia Moore, 17, has been selected to skate for Australia in the same...

ORIGINALLY known as ultimate Frisbee, ultimate is a non-contact team field sport played with a Frisbee (disc). Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Other basic rules...

Older Editions

THE smile on Bec Paton’s face just gets wider as she gazes across the works being carried out on the new all inclusive play space in Victoria Park. Bec is the Community Organiser of...

By Russell Luckock THE nationally recognised volunteer organisation BlazeAid has been helping local farmers to re-fence after the Scotsburn fire. With its dedicated band of volunteers from all over Australia BlazeAid re-builds the fences that...

THE first thing you notice as you drive into the property that was once home to the Jones family is the colour – everything is in various shades of grey. What does stand out,...

AFTER the 2003-2004 Gippsland fires Piggoreet farmer and Gold Bus driver, Ian Getsom, felt the need to help those who had been affected. Helping was not new to him or his family, who have volunteered...
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