Monday, 21 September 2020
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Cafes making more coffees

Cafes making more coffees

In Bairnsdale, the coffee shops are once again being inundated with tourists, with the long weekend providing a precursor of the good times to come. Carolyn Guy, who runs the Paper Chase Café on Main Street, said Saturday was “a massive day for us”. “It’s absolutely picked up, it’s been amazing,” Mrs Guy said. “We have amazing local support and I have the backing of really good staff, so it’s...
WORLD upgrade

WORLD upgrade

In what is possibly the largest sporting project in East Gippsland, the $10.7 million redevelopment project at the WORLD sporting precinct has received a Federal Government grant. Announced oncourt by Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last Friday, the Federal Government is chipping in $5.36 million for the upgrades, which will see more netball courts, a better surface and plenty of other...
Bogong brumby stir

Bogong brumby stir

Don’t eradicate the brumby population completely, don’t shoot them and leave them in the bush and let people with local bush knowledge do any culling. That is the general consensus of a range of locals with experience of brumbies in the mountains, providing a rational voice amid the clamour since Parks Victoria was given the okay to cull wild horses. On May 8, The Australian Brumby Alliance...
Camel talk

Camel talk

Colourful character John Elliott from Perth WA, a retired insurance man, raconteur, but now a man with a dog and five camels has walked from Perth, was in Bairnsdale yesterday and stopped off to chat with Lauren Brookes at Molemap in Nicholson st. While on his camel trek around Australia John is fundraising for "Beard Season” raising awareness of skin cancers. John is on his way to Lakes to...
Barrier crash

Barrier crash

A semi-trailer crashed into the start of the centre barriers, near the Billabong Roadhouse on Monday morning, before coming to a halt 100 metres along the Princes Highway. The truck driver, aged in his 30s, from Melbourne, was uninjured but his scrap metal truck suffered extensive undercarriage damage and had to be towed from the accident scene. He told the Advertiser that the road “is too...
$4.2 million for Clifton Creek school

$4.2 million for Clifton Creek school

The Clifton Creek Primary School will be rebuilt at a cost of $4.2 million. The State Government this week confirmed the funding with the Education Minister, James Merlino, saying he was honoring a commitment given in the wake of the summer bushfires to rebuild the school. “Schools are often at the heart of the community and used in a variety of ways – that is why rebuilding Clifton Creek...

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