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LOCAL primary school children can win a one-hundred dollar gift voucher and USB microscope for their class if they snap a great photo of their waterway adventures. Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Waterwatch team is...

THE Golden Plains Shire Council has failed the Community Satisfaction Survey 2015 and has stated that it will not be participating in next year’s survey. Dissatisfaction with the GPS is not surprising as residents...

JESSICA Philips, 28, wanted to be a fighter pilot but says that as she gets motion sickness it probably wasn’t a smart idea. Instead she studied law and works at the Ballarat law Courts. “I...

AT its regular Thursday morning gathering Sing Australia Ballarat North welcomed members of the Ballarat North Primary School choir. The choir consists of 35 students from Grades 3 – 6. Under the direction of...

‘OUT OF THE SHADOWS’ walk will take place on Saturday 12th September to commemorate the International Day of Suicide Prevention. The International Day of Suicide Prevention falls on the 10th September annually but the...

Sport

ELAINE Cricket Club (ECC) has unveiled a newly purchased bowling machine at its Club open day held on Sunday. Purchased with funds sourced from Moorabool Shire Winter Grants and Meridian Energy’s Mt Mount Farms,...

CHFL preview – Preliminary Finals Neighbours Line Up for Grand Final Opportunity A line of clubs just twenty three kilometres apart along the Western Freeway have the chance to make it through to the Central...

SPRINGBANK A Grade netballers ran all over Dunnstown with a 39 goal win (60 to 21) in Saturday’s semi final match. Springbank coach Cynna Kydd said the team had something to prove from last week...

Older Editions

BALLARAT Mayor Cr John Philips officially unveiled a restored original German Howitzer ‘short gun’ sFHO2 on Saturday. Allied Forces captured Gun Number 68 during the Battle of Amiens in France in 1918. The battle was...

THE launch of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) took place on Friday night in the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography was launched by the State Member...

Integrated Waste Management System THE City of Ballarat has provided an update on its exciting plans to modernise Council’s waste management system. Ballarat Mayor Councillor John Philips said Council last year announced it would progress to...

LAST Friday night over 200 people were keen to make history at the Ballarat Observatory by taking part in the attempt at the Guinness World Record for Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Sites in...

Pilings completed on new Drummond Street building WORK on the redevelopment of the Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Base Hospital site has reached a significant milestone with the completion of piling works on the new Drummond...
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