Safety

Ambulance Victoria funding boost welcomed

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk THE State Government has announced a $14.8 million funding boost for Ambulance Victoria, to improve access to emergency care across the state. The funding will go towards extra paramedics, ambulances and Peak Period...

‘Gang’ trouble in Romsey

By Steph McNicol ROMSEY resident William Nixon is not alone in his concern for commuity safety after he alleged a ‘gang’ of young people was ‘terrorising’ the town he calls home. Mr Nixon said the group...

Priority groups for COVID vaccine announced

AUSTRALIA’S COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been mapped following the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s approval of Pzifer-BioNTech’s vaccine. The vaccine will be free to all Australians, and will be allocated in phases to the most vulnerable groups first,...

Community unites

By Colin MacGillivray Organisers of community group Love in Action Broadford have praised the town’s willingness to come together during hard times in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, which helps supply vulnerable...

Busy week for firefighters

IT has been a busy week for the region’s firefighters, with local brigades responding to several callouts across Mitchell Shire and beyond. Firefighters were on high alert yesterday, with a total fire ban declared in...

Emergency workers recognised

EMERGENCY service workers across the state have been recognised for their efforts through Meritorious Australia Day Honours, including Mernda man Gary Doorbar and Seymour police officer Darren Gleeson. Mr Doorbar has served the community through...

Roadside risks raised

By Jackson Russell TOOBORAC and Pyalong residents’ concern about the fire risks created by overgrown roadsides along the Northern Highway is growing, with some taking it upon themselves to clean up the roadsides. Following a small...

COVID rules ease again

VICTORIA'S staged return to office work has resumed this week as COVID-19 restrictions ease again. Rules around mandatory mask wearing also changed as of yesterday, Monday, returning to the settings that were in place at...

Hit and run leaves father in serious condition

A DOREEN family is appealing for public assistance with both the information about their father’s hit and run incident and a call for financial support to assist. Motorcyclist Nick Topia, 55, was left with serious...

Charger sparks Doreen blaze

COUNTRY Fire Authority and Fire Rescue Victoria crews from across Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs aided Doreen CFA members at a fire at a Doreen property last month. The two-storey townhouse near McDonald’s Doreen caught...