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New fire station for Pyalong

PYALONG is set to receive a much-needed new fire station as part of the State Government’s $126 million Fire Services Reform funding program. The new station will replace Pyalong’s existing 38-year-old building and will enable...

Fire danger period begins in Mitchell

The fire danger period in the Mitchell Shire will begin on Monday December 7. Mitchell Shire Council is stepping up its fire safety programs and is calling on the community to follow suit. Council has completed...

In the firing line

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL police will put fires caused by recklessness and negligence under the spotlight this summer as part of Operation Safeguard. This summer will be the second year for the annual operation, which aims...

Fire information sessions for Wallara Waters, Pyalong

By Colin MacGillivray CFA representatives will host online information sessions for residents of Wallan’s Wallara Waters estate and Pyalong next week as bushfire season approaches. CFA district 12 community engagement co-ordinator Matt Ahern said forecasted La...

Whittlesea Monday Market returns

WHITTLESEA Monday Market reopened yesterday as Victoria continues to return to COVID-normal life. Like so many businesses, Whittlesea Monday Market has had a tough year in 2020. The market is a true community market, operated by...

Scholarship support for young people

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society is offering a scholarship to a young person to assist with tertiary study during the pandemic. The previous recipient, Mackenzie Spencer said working from home since March was made easier...

CFA urges people to prepare for fire season

VICTORIANS are being urged to prepare their homes for the upcoming fire season as preparation advice by the Country Fire Authority started circulating last week. With a large amount of rainfall forecast between now and...

Grant supports artisan producers

By Jackson Russell Tooborac pork producer McIvor Farm Foods will soon be able to expand its product range with the help of a State Government’s Small Scale and Craft grant. McIvor Farm Foods owners Belinda and...

New helmets for CFA volunteers

Country Fire Authority’s District 12 firefighters will receive new structural firefighting helmets, with 151 helmets to be distributed across several brigades. The helmets are available to members who hold qualifications in the use of breathing...

Call for trail funding

Community group Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail believes the timing is right to construct a rail trail between Wallan and Heathcote to act as an economic stimulus for Mitchell Shire. According to the...