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BALLARAT Health Services (BHS) has been running a very successful work experience program for many years. Sue Jakob Manager of Volunteer Services and Work Experience Coordinator said BHS would host over 100 students in a school...

BALLARAT Mayor Cr John Philips launched the City of Ballarat’s Local Plans for Our Townships program and The Learmonth Plan at a community meeting in Learmonth on Monday Local Plans for Our Townships is...

AS our community finds itself in the middle of another cold winter, drivers are urged to be extra vigilant of black ice on our region’s roads. Black ice occurs in freezing temperatures when heavy dew,...

A STORY in a local paper, last week, stated that ‘thieves burgled five Ballarat premises in a cross-city crime spree early on Tuesday morning’. Unfortunately this crime spree continued the following day with a...

THIS week is the commencement of 14 weeks of competition in Ballarat’s Royal South Street. “The comps” as they are affectionately known was launched by the Mayor of Ballarat Cr John Phillips last Thursday...

Sport

COMING into Round 15 in the Central Highlands Netball League Learmonth is way and front and definite favourites to take the spoils. They look more than likely to be going through undefeated and definitely...

Beaufort upset top team Bungaree who suffered its second defeat for the season on Saturday at Beaufort going down to the home side by 31 points and in the process the top eight has...

EDDY Comelli President Central Highlands Football Netball League confirmed that a meeting would be held this Wednesday between the presidents and one of the agenda items is discussing the leagues structure. We asked Mr...

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LIVESTOCK contractor Lisa Virgona spends seven months of the year doing work that many women – and men – would find challenging. As a livestock contractor she heads a team that prepares 150,000 lambs...

NINETEEN weeks of intensive training came to an end today for 30 career firefighter recruits, marked by a graduation ceremony held at Victoria’s state training centre in Craigieburn. Family, friends and dignitaries gathered at the...

THE Art Gallery of Ballarat has secured funding from a philanthropic body for an ambitious education program to be offered in association with its presentation of the Archibald Prize in October and November this...

YOUNG residents from Ballarat and district are invited to participate in an innovative program aimed at retaining young people on farms and in agribusiness in Western Victoria. Defying the Drift is a unique program...

Friends of Hospice Care Op Shop –Boutique Style Op Shop NATIONAL Op Shop Week 2015 will take place from Sunday 23rd – 30th August 2015. This is the fourth National Op Shop Week and the campaign...
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