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Support for assault victims

By Steph McNicol SUPPORT for people wanting to report sexual assault is now available in more than 20 languages and will be a helpful tool according to Seymour’s Detective Sergeant Brad March. The resource has been...

Restrictions tighten

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews announced a retraction of eased restrictions on Saturday saying Victoria was at a ‘critical crossroad’ after an increase in cases. There were 11 new cases in Victoria on Monday – 16...

Police stand with Mitchell’s LGBTQI community

By Colin MacGillivray VICTORIA Police liaison officers have helped celebrate Pride Month during June with Mitchell Shire’s LGBTQI community. Five specially trained liaison officers, known as GLLOs, currently interact with the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,...

Community group still in action

By Steph McNicol CORONAVIRUS did everything except stop the work of Love in Action Wallan, a social movement, according to founding member Jeremy Scrivens. The virus did present some challenges to the group, but they were...

Temperature technology to the fore

By Jackson Russell - Dulux’s Merrifield factory in Mickleham is aiming to improve the safety of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic by installing thermal cameras at its entrance to check the temperature of every person...

Wear orange for SES

Whittlesea State Emergency Service Unit is encouraging everyone to wear orange on Wednesday to support the SES volunteers who dedicate their time to communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The volunteers are...

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...

Police patrol Easter traffic

By Jackson Russell Despite a quieter Easter long weekend this year, police were still out patrolling roads as part of Operation Nexus. Operation Nexus is Victoria Police’s annual road policing focus that aims to prevent death...

Calls to fix flooding

By Evelyn Leckie HEATHCOTE Junction resident Shane Gunn is calling for Mitchell Shire to prevent future flooding on Junction Road, after Merri Creek made the road impassable on the weekend of April 4 and 5. Mr...