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Wellbeing and resilience a focus for Edgars Creek Primary School students

EDGARS Creek Primary School students last week participated in an event aimed at improving wellbeing and resilience in response to natural disasters and global challenges. As part of the Junior Landcare Resilience program in partnership...

Pool politics at Mernda Regional Sports and Aquatic Facility

By Colin MacGillivray FORMER City of Whittlesea Mayor Lawrie Cox is afraid the $180 million Mernda Regional Sports and Aquatic Facility will become a white elephant, expressing doubts about council’s ability to fund its construction...

Railway track projects in development

The Australian Rail Track Corporation, ARTC, will undertake two separate rail work projects over the next five weeks to improve safety and reliability. Maintenance and drainage work at South Dynon is now occurring until August...

Wallan East students help the environment

Students from Our Lady of The Way Catholic Primary School in Wallan East planted trees on school grounds last week as part of National Tree Day. Grade fives and six students stepped out of the...

Historic trams vandalised

By Pam Kiriakidis The Tramway Heritage Centre at Bylands was vandalised and graffitied on August 7, damaging two trams and other buildings. Centre volunteers reported the vandalism to police after arriving at the centre at about...

Animal advocate endorsed as candidate

The Animal Justice Party has endorsed Kyneton’s Georgie Purcell as the lead Upper House candidate for Northern Victoria at the November state election. Ms Purcell is an animal rescuer who lives in Kyneton with 16...

Free masks available

Free N95 and KN95 masks will be available from Kilmore District Health, Seymour Health and Nexus Primary Health’s Wallan Respiratory Clinic for the next four to six weeks. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health...

Kilmore Doctor closes his books at 75

By Pam Kiriakidis Following his last operating session and farewells from his colleagues, Doctor Michael Wilson retired as ear, nose and throat surgeon at Kilmore and District Health earlier this month. When asked about how he...

Kilmore senior citizens’ art sale returns

Kilmore senior citizens have been busy with their paint brushes all year in the lead up of a major art sale this weekend. More than 300 paintings will be presented with a mixed genre of...

State election wish list

By Colin MacGillivray NINE key infrastructure projects are on a Mitchell Shire Council wish list ahead of November’s state election. Councillors resolved to concentrate their election advocacy on the nine projects at last month’s ordinary meeting,...