Thursday, 09 July 2020
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A legacy of love

A legacy of love

Peter Robbins OAM was very much a ‘backstage man’, happy to be out of the limelight, but toiling nonetheless with his wife Judith, to make other people happy.Sadly, Mr Robbins lost his battle to cancer at the age of 83 on March 21, after being diagnosed in November.Judith spent the last two days and nights at Peter’s bedside holding his hand in the palliative care wing of the Bairnsdale...
Keep out this Easter

Keep out this Easter

Blockading people out of East Gippsland this Easter is one option being talked about in the district with traffic already increasing despite calls for people to stay home.Bairnsdale local, Max Curtis, believes a simple solution to keeping the region virus free would be to block the shire off at its border.“Why not stop people coming into East Gippsland? It’s no different to isolating in our own...
School upgrade bonanza

School upgrade bonanza

The State Government has announced its upgrading school facilities at five schools in East Gippsland.Clifton Creek Primary School, Mallacoota P-12 College, Cann River P-12 College, Metung Primary and Buchan Primary will share in$1.3 million dollars to improve their respective schools.Mallacoota P-12 College will receive the biggest slice of the pie with a  $904,000 grant to upgrade its...
Travel results in coronavirus

Travel results in coronavirus

The trip of a lifetime to Europe, three years in the planning, turned pear-shaped rather rapidly for Lindenow local, Aaron ‘Lovey’ Love, as European borders were shut and flights became hard to get during the COVID-19 lockdowns.Once home, he completed a drivethrough test at Bairnsdale Hospital which confirmed he had the virus, the only case in East Gippsland at the time of print.“We’d heard...
Recreational shooting bans

Recreational shooting bans

Recreational and sporting shooters have effectively been stopped from enjoying their pursuits as another fallout of COVID-19.As of Wednesday, the State Government put a temporary ban on licensed dealers, prohibiting the sale of firearms and ammunition for sporting or recreational purposes for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak.Farmers and rural landholders, professional vermin control...
Making adjustments

Making adjustments

Bairnsdale businesses are doing their best to keep trading with the current coronavirus crisis, adjusting to what is quite simply a new world, not only in business.In some instances, trading figures for some shops had increased remarkably compared to last year, while others have faced significant challenges.Steve Butler, who owns Aussie Disposals, was all smiles when the Advertiser dropped by...

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