Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Teetering gum tree poses threat

Teetering gum tree poses threat

A Tostaree resident has expressed concern about a tall gum tree leaning precariously toward the Princes Highway, near the Wairewa turnoff. Peter Camilleri told the Advertiser the tree could potentially fall across the road and hit those waiting at the bus stop. Contractors for VicRoads were recently clearing trees from the side of the road in order to cut a turning lane into Wairewa Road. Mr...
Fast-tracked planning permits

Fast-tracked planning permits

The State Government is ensuring bushfire-affected East Gippslanders can more easily rebuild their homes and businesses by fast tracking the planning process. Under the new streamlined process, applications to rebuild dwellings or businesses damaged or destroyed by bushfire after January 1, 2019, will be exempt from some planning requirements – meaning permit applications can be assessed much...
Surge in testing

Surge in testing

The State Government’s announcement of a ‘major testing blitz’ of 100,000 people for coronavirus has caused a testing frenzy across the state. The government implemented the current state of emergency on March 16, and will make further decisions on May 11. Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) had a significant surge in numbers on Monday, with 53 people presenting for testing, far more than...
An unusual discovery at the Wy Yung Hotel

An unusual discovery at the Wy Yung Hotel

Owners of the Wy Yung Hotel, Jacqui Allen and Antony Hilf, recently made a rather interesting discovery while renovating the pub. The couple, who was forced to close the popular venue, due to the coronavirus crisis, decided to spend their time making improvements. “We were just trying to keep ourselves busy,” Ms Allen said, when they pulled away plasterboards which had been hiding the original...
Cruise turns to disaster

Cruise turns to disaster

Brian and Alison Farthing, of Bairnsdale, thought their recent cruise trip would be the holiday of a lifetime, but it resembled more of a nightmare when coronavirus panic swept the world. The Farthing’s had booked a 10-week cruise on board the MV Columbus which was to have taken them through Asia, then onto Egypt, through the Suez Canal to Israel, Greece, Gilbraltar and London before finally...
Double the devastation

Double the devastation

Not one, but two.A common catchphrase heard in marketing campaigns promoting special sales.Not associated with bushfires and the loss of houses.Unfortunately that’s was the case for Susan Peterson, of Sarsfield. She lost her house and the home of her parents, on the same property, on the fateful December 30 evening. What remained was the shell of a man cave and strangely a wooden bench seat, but...

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