Monday, 17 February 2020
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Burnt pelican returns to the Lakes

Burnt pelican returns to the Lakes

A pelican with suspected chemical burns has been released back into the Gippsland Lakes after a community effort to save its life.BirdLife Australia’s project manager, Deb Sullivan, said the injured pelican was first spotted toward the end of November near a fish cleaning station.“She looked like she had been through a bushfire,” Ms Sullivan said.“But on closer inspection she was covered with an...
From roadside to paddock, waste to good feed

From roadside to paddock, waste to good feed

The dust kicked up at the Bairnsdale Aerodrome last Thursday as 14 trucks loaded with 520 hay bales arrived in convoy, their loads destined for East Gippsland farms to feed hungry stock.The source of the fodder was grass cut from roadsides in more western parts of Gippsland where grass is growing more readily than in the drought affected regions of East Gippsland.“This is a fantastic initiative...
Salvos keep giving

Salvos keep giving

The Salvation Army is ubiquitous at Christmas when it comes to helping families out.This year is no different and the Bairnsdale branch of the Salvation Army has conducted its usual charitable drive to make sure no family is without presents to give their children during the festive season.Generous locals have opened their hearts to ensure families who are in need don’t go without. All toys are...
Bushfires strike with a spike

Bushfires strike with a spike

An increase in temperature late last week saw a spike in fire activity over the weekend.On Friday night there was a large increase on the Marthavale-Barmouth Spur fire, which grew around 27,400 hectares and is currently now at 48,127ha. This fire is still not yet under control. The result of this saw the closure of the GreatAlpine Road between Bruthen and Ensay on Friday night, which still...
Nursing degree to be delivered in East Gippsland

Nursing degree to be delivered in East Gippsland

Aspiring nurses from East Gippsland will have the opportunity to study closer to home as part of an initiative to grow the local nursing workforce.Federation University Gippsland will deliver 10 additional Bachelor of Nursing places at Bairnsdale in 2020 in partnership with the Gippsland East University Study Hub and TAFE Gippsland.“We know the majority of our graduates go on to work in regional...
Exchange faces dual threat

Exchange faces dual threat

The future of the popular Exchange House Food Store is potentially hinged on a set of VicRoads proposed plans to construct dual-lane roundabouts either side of the business.Unfortunately    for the Exchange’s owners, Barry Walker and Carmen Pepper, those plans mean a radical change for their busy business.“I think what they’re planning is an easy fix for them,” Mr Walker said of...

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