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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...

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...

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...

Dry July for health workers

NORTHERN Health workers have thrown their support behind cancer charity fundraiser Dry July. The Dry July fundraiser involves people abstaining from alcohol for the month of July each year, with friends, family and co-workers sponsoring...

Army deployed at Kilmore hospital

By Jackson Russell Six Australian Defence Force personnel have been deployed to The Kilmore and District Hospital to assist the hospital’s COVID-19 testing clinic. The personnel arrived at the hospital last week and are supporting the...

New Mernda testing site as COVID-19 numbers rise

A NEW drive-through COVID-19 testing station in Mernda will help boost the City of Whittlesea’s screening numbers as cases of the disease continue to rise in the municipality. The testing station at Woodland Waters Reserve...

First virus case in weeks

THERE is one active case of COVID-19 in Macedon Ranges Shire after a Woodend Coles worker tested positive to the virus last week. After weeks no active cases, the one active case takes the shire’s...

Shire facilities begin to reopen

LEISURE and sporting facilities have reopened across Macedon Ranges Shire as of yesterday as Macedon begins its first steps to ‘normal’. Aquatic centres, indoor gyms, most libraries, Hanging Rock Reserve, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, sports grounds,...

Research grant for medical specialist

MATERNAL fetal medicine specialist associate professor Lisa Hui at Northern Health has been awarded an investigator grant for medical research. Ms Hui was awarded the grant in the highly competitive Medical Research Future Fund –...

Man walk support

AN opportunity to walk and talk on Sunday mornings has established connections among the men of Kilmore, says organiser Phillip Collings. While the walks have been temporarily put on hold due to the reintroduction of...