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Crossing a road is no simple task

FOR most of us, crossing a street or even a busy intersection holds little concern. Others, like Suzanne Rutherford and Kristy McLean, see the challenge as both stressful and scary. The Wonthaggi residents, living with disability, appealed to Bass Coast mayor Cr Brett Tessari and Cr Geoff Ellis to take a serious look at Wonthaggi’s […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Major upgrade for Carinya

KORUMBURRA’S Carinya Lodge aged care facility will receive a $1.3 million government grant towards a $7 million upgrade. Work on the project is proposed to start by the end of the month. The $1.3 million funding announcement was made at Carinya by Federal MP Russell Broadbent and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. Mr Broadbent said […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Walkerville drug raid nets three on possesion and gun charges

THREE men have been charged with drug and other offences after a commercial quantity of cannabis was seized during a drug raid by police at Walkerville yesterday. Those arrested were two Walkerville men aged 45 and 34, and a Brunswick man, 50. The 45 year old was charged with trafficking and possessing a commercial quantity […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Foreshore erodes before our very eyes

INVERLOCH residents are living in fear of more big storms causing major erosion damage on the local beach foreshore. While action has been taken to try and stabilise the area they believe it might be too little too late. Bass Coast Shire Council has sworn its commitment to tackling coastal erosion and recently implemented wet […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ethan creates local history as hospital opens private ward

BABY Ethan Saengsawang entry into the world last week also signalled the birth of a new private maternity ward at Bass Coast Health. The revamped ward promises to be a game changer for new mothers. Completely refurbished, the maternity ward consists of two private rooms, including ensuites. In days gone by, mothers would share a […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

New cat curfew has owners purrplexed

CAT owners have been left confused and agitated by the new district ban, telling them their cats can no longer roam the neighbourhood. Just over two weeks ago, the Sough Gippsland Shire Council brought in an order that requires cat owners to take more responsibility with the control of their feline friends. The curfew ensures […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Saving lives in Inverloch

EVERY second counts when a person suffers a cardiac arrest and with that in mind the Heart Foundation and Inverloch’s Men’s Shed have joined forces to help support those in serious trouble in their area. Inverloch’s first 24-hour automated external defibrillator (AED) is now accessible on the external walls of the Inverloch’s Men’s Shed. It’s […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Achoo .. it’s time to get your flu shot

BASS Coast Health is ready for a potential flu outbreak after an early start to the season. Eight inpatients were diagnosed during the early outbreak and 12 hospital staff were given sick leave. However, there have been no other confirmed cases in the last week. Bass Coast Health CEO, Jan Child, said they had now […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Newstart needs lift

COUNCILLOR Michael Whelan encouraged Bass Coast Shire Council to go a step further in its support for a raise in Newstart payments. Cr Whelan called for councillors to write to the major parties in the Federal election, emphasising the importance of raising the Newstart allowance to a level that will lift people out of poverty. […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Residents want a fare go

SOUTH Coast Taxis has put its hand up admitting it let a client down badly by abandoning him at a local bus stop in the early hours of the morning. Last week’s story of Denis Hawkins’ taxi nightmare told of him being forced to walk more than eight kilometres home while dragging his suitcases. In […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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