Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Donnie marches the paddock

Donnie marches the paddock

This ANZAC Day will be very different to other years with no marches, parades or the usual commemorations taking place across the country because of COVID-19.Former Army serviceman, John Wright, of Bairnsdale, usually marches with one of his donkey’s in the ANZAC parade.Donnie the donkey has carried an injured soldier on his back in years past, but this year will be different.Because all ANZAC...
Jeff’s own ANZAC vigil

Jeff’s own ANZAC vigil

For Vietnam Veteran, Jeff McCole, it will be a different ANZAC Day this Saturday.With the coronavirus crisis putting a stop to the traditional Dawn Service, parades and commemorations across the country, the Buchan resident will hold his own vigil to remember his comrades who died in battle or who have since passed away.Mr McCole plans to light a candle and walk to the front gate of his farm,...
Hope Centre open

Hope Centre open

The Hope Restart Centre drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility has opened its doors and accepted its first residents.The Bairnsdale facility has been some four-years in the making.Managed by Odyssey House Victoria, the Hope Centre will provide vital services for individuals and their families across the region who are dealing with addiction.An initial group of nine residents were transferred...
$9m McEachern upgrade

$9m McEachern upgrade

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will provide more than $32 million for Princes Highway safety and infrastructure upgrades as part of a package of works stretching from Sale to Genoa, including an improvement to Bairnsdale’s McEachern Street.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, and local MP, Darren Chester, made...
Bushfire recovery support

Bushfire recovery support

Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) newly elected committee has raised$93,000 from businesses outside of East Gippsland to support local business members in Bairnsdale with regards to bushfire recovery.BCCI president, Jaime Savory, said the support had been absolutely amazing for bushfire recovery.“The $93,000 will be loaded on Bairnsdale Gift Cards and each $500 card will be...
Etched in the mind forever

Etched in the mind forever

It’s approaching four months since the devastating bushfires caused massive destruction in East Gippsland.The fire’s intensity and the obliteration of hundreds of homes across the region shocked the community to its core.Vast areas of bushland were burnt and livestock also succumbed to the fire inferno.East Gippsland was still on tenterhooks after pictures of holidaymakers trapped in Mallacoota...

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