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Council facilities reopen

Mitchell Shire Council is starting to reopen its facilities, with the public able to return to libraries this week but leisure centres remain closed. With the State Government’s easing restrictions as of yesterday, all community...

Childcare centre denied

By Steph McNicol -  A permit to build a childcare and medical centre in Romsey was knocked back by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. At a council meeting on Wednesday, councillors were divided over granting the planning...

COVID-19 clinic opens

Nexus Primary Health began operating Mitchell Shire’s first GP-led respiratory clinic yesterday as part of the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new clinic at Nexus GP SuperClinic in Wallan will assess, test...

Clean-up commences

Macedon Ranges Shire will be part of a new State Government initiative involving an army of cleaners and community support workers battle to slow the spread of COVID-19. The $500 million Working for Victoria program...

Kilmore celebrates its nurses

The Kilmore and District Hospital has celebrated the hard work of its nurses and midwives this month, during International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. With International Midwives Day on May 5 and International Nurses...

Vigil supports family violence victims

By Jackson Russell The Kilmore and District Hospital staff took part in a candlelight vigil on Wednesday night to remember those who had lost their lives as a result of family violence. Staff were invited to...

Restrictions eased

By Jackson Russell -  Victorians will be able to gather at homes in groups of five and outdoors in groups of 10 starting tomorrow, plus activities such as golf, fishing and hiking can resume. Premier Daniel...

Kindness shines through

By Steph McNicol -  WHITTLESEA Deli Café owner Dave Cordell says he is overwhelmed by the community support during COVID-19 after he was on the receiving end of deeds by some kind souls. Mr Cordell said...

Schools debate ignites

By Evelyn Leckie -  MEADOWGLEN Primary School in Epping has been closed for three days this week as a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the school would shut from Monday to...

Elective surgeries start resuming

By Evelyn Leckie ELECTIVE surgeries will begin again in public and private hospitals across Victoria, following a slowdown of new coronavirus cases. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced on Wednesday the reintroduction of more category two...