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Standing united

By Lauren Duffy A RIDDELLS Creek father whose daughter was murdered in Melbourne last year is standing with his community to back the 16 Days of Activism campaign. John Herron’s daughter Courtney was murdered by a...

Schools step up to show support

THE Lancefield Romsey Stand Together campaign will provide a tangible, grassroots initiative encompassing the community, as part the 16 Days of Activism campaign in the Macedon Ranges. Two primary schools, Lancefield Primary School and St...

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...

Orange Door opens for Macedon Ranges residents

Macedon Ranges residents will now have greater access to family violence support with the opening of the latest Orange Door in Loddon. The new facility covers the areas of Greater Bendigo, Central Goldfields, Mount Alexander,...

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...

Complacency warning

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA firefighters have warned against complacency this summer as Victoria prepares for what could be a wetter-than-average bushfire season. Forecasted La Niña conditions could bring more rainfall than usual this summer, but Whittlesea...

Road trauma service shifts online

By Colin MacGillivray A STATEWIDE event recognising the victims of road trauma will be presented online for the first time on Sunday. Road Trauma Support Services Victoria’s, RTSSV, Time for Remembering provides an opportunity for people...

Road safety boost at Lancefield

A HIGH-SPEED intersection in the Macedon Ranges will soon be safer, with works underway to improve the corner of Lancefield-Tooborac Road and Burke and Wills Track, at Lancefield. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the...

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...

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...