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Smoky weather causes concern

By Evelyn Leckie HAZARDOUS smoke that covered most of Victoria last week caused several services in the region to shut shop in order to protect residents’ health and safety. As air quality levels dropped to the...

Love Your Sister message hits home

GOLD Logie winning actor Samuel Johnson and his ‘Love Your Sister’ crew visited Seymour on Friday, followed by a fun-filled day at Tallarook Hotel on Sunday. Mr Johnson was challenged by his sister Connie Johnson...

Upgraded urgent care for Seymour

By Steph McNicol SEYMOUR Health Urgent Care Centre patients can now expect a better service after a $1.62 million upgrade. After many months of planning and construction, the urgent care centre opened its refurbished doors at...

Father’s plea to end the violence

By Lauren Duffy A beautiful, intelligent, young girl facing a few challenges but determined to get through it is how Riddells Creek father John Herron remembers his daughter. But the reality is Courtney Herron’s violent death...

Family violence: ‘A vicious cycle’

By Steph McNicol A SURVIVOR of family violence has spoken out about the ongoing effects of her past relationship on her mental well-being. The Kilmore resident, who did not want to be named, said she had...

Melbourne Victory visit Northern Hospital

NORTHERN Health patients, visitors and staff received a special visit from Melbourne Victory Football Club players last week. Victory players, forward Andrew Nabbout and midfielder Elvis Kamsoba, surprised some of Northern Health’s youngest patients in...

From victim to survivor

By Steph McNicol EMPOWERING victims of family violence is a goal of The Kilmore and District Hospital staff, as part of a Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence program. Hospitals are often the first point of...

Human chain unites

By Evelyn Leckie A HUMAN chain connecting people from Lancefield to Romsey will form on Sunday as part of the 16 Days of Activism - a campaign against family violence. The 16 days of Activism is an annual...

Health service expansion

By Steph McNicol A $3.5 million redevelopment of Nexus Primary Health in Broadford will expand its services to cater for Mitchell Shire's growing population. The renovation will provide services for the community with more than 20...

Fundraiser for young boy’s life-changing surgery

By Jordyn Grubisic A fundraiser at Hidden Valley Resort early next year will help send a five-year-old boy to the United States of America to receive life-changing surgery. Jaxon, 5, was born with a 1 in...