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Clinic open until 3pm

Clinic open until 3pm

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Bairnsdale City Oval is open until 3pm today. Frontline health care workers and aged care workers are able to walk-in for their Pfizer vaccination. All other people that qualify for a Pfizer vaccine must make an appointment by using the the Victorian Department of Heath and Human Services’ online booking system or by calling 1800 675 398.All people eligible...
Planned protest diffused

Planned protest diffused

Bairnsdale Police have issued seven infringement notices to a group of people who were planning to stage a protest in Bairnsdale yesterday over the strict lockdown restrictions. They have each been fined $1652 for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO)directive. One man, a 46-year-old from Wy Yung, (pictured) who allegedly identified to police as a sovereign citizen and refused to provide...
Rhonda’s myeloma fight

Rhonda’s myeloma fight

A cancer diagnosis affects many in our communities throughout East Gippsland. The way people deal with being told about the “C” word is a different journey for each individual. Some are understandably shattered, while others remain resilient and determined to kick cancer’s butt.With an average of 419 people diagnosed with cancer in East Gippsland each year, chances are that most people in the...
Workers or waste?

Workers or waste?

Local vegetable growers are looking down the barrel of another season ploughing crops back into the soil – not from lack of demand, but a lack of human labour. It’s become a race against time to get the required overseas seasonal workforce into Australia, through quarantine in Tasmania and onto the paddock. That race hinges on the Victorian Government signing an agreement to extend the current...
Sand mine licence application

Sand mine licence application

It’s a nervous wait until mid-October for objectors and proponents alike of the Fingerboards Mineral Sands mine, particularly as the proponent has recently applied for the mining licence. On July 22 the Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) hearing into the mine concluded, with the committee required to submit its recommendations to the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, within 40 business...
Cunninghams make a lucky escape

Cunninghams make a lucky escape

It was a miraculous escape for the Cunningham family when their house in Nicholson was engulfed in flames last week. Julie Cunningham awoke at about 1am to the smell of smoke. The family had earlier in the evening had a small bonfire, so Mrs Cunningham decided to check it wasn’t still burning. As she made her way to the front door, she noticed it was alight.Her daughter, Molly, her partner Ash...

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