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Stage-four lockdown

By Colin MacGillivray THE City of Whittlesea will enter stage-four COVID-19 restrictions with the rest of metropolitan Melbourne at midnight tomorrow as it remains one of Victoria’s worst-affected municipalities. Whittlesea yesterday saw its first drop in...

MP encourages shopping in Riddells Creek, Romsey and Lancefield

With stage three restrictions planned for Macedon Ranges and regional Victoria, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas says shopping local has never been more important. Ms Thomas last week launched the Shop Local, Spend Local, Enjoy...

Restrictions return

AFTER a gradual increase in active COVID-19 cases in the Macedon Ranges there are now 28 active cases, and Mayor Cr Janet Pearce has urged residents to ‘stay safe’. By postcodes, the number of identified...

Works continue through lockdown

Works on several essential projects are being continued by Mitchell Shire Council throughout Victoria’s second lockdown. Road crews, maintenance teams, arborists, parks and gardens staff, contractors and project managers are still hard at work despite...

Businesses confirm cases

Staff members at least three Mitchell Shire businesses have contracted COVID-19 as the shire remains on stage three lockdown. The Kilmore and District Hospital was forced to activate its outbreak management procedure on Wednesday after...

Mitchell stays in stage-three restrictions

While metropolitan Melbourne went to increased stage-four restrictions on Sunday night, Mitchell Shire will remain in stage three – joining the rest of regional Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement of increased restrictions across...

Kilmore hospital staff member tests positive to COVID-19

The Kilmore and District Hospital was forced to activate its outbreak management procedure yesterday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services also confirmed today that one staff...

Market fiasco

By Colin MacGillivray REGIONAL producers have been left reeling, some without an outlet to sell stock, after the abrupt cancellation of Lancefield and District Farmers’ Market on Friday. The market has traditionally been on Lancefield’s High...

Tooborac Hotel masks up

By Jackson Russell The 163-year-old Tooborac Hotel and Brewery is keeping safe through lockdown by putting its own mask on and encouraging passing drivers to do the same. The pub, affectionately known as ‘the old girl’,...

MP calls for JobKeeper changes

By Jackson Russell Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called for ‘important changes’ to be made to the Federal Government’s JobKeeper and coronavirus supplement payments after both were extended. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the changes...