Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Travel results in coronavirus

Travel results in coronavirus

The trip of a lifetime to Europe, three years in the planning, turned pear-shaped rather rapidly for Lindenow local, Aaron ‘Lovey’ Love, as European borders were shut and flights became hard to get during the COVID-19 lockdowns.Once home, he completed a drivethrough test at Bairnsdale Hospital which confirmed he had the virus, the only case in East Gippsland at the time of print.“We’d heard...
Recreational shooting bans

Recreational shooting bans

Recreational and sporting shooters have effectively been stopped from enjoying their pursuits as another fallout of COVID-19.As of Wednesday, the State Government put a temporary ban on licensed dealers, prohibiting the sale of firearms and ammunition for sporting or recreational purposes for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak.Farmers and rural landholders, professional vermin control...
Making adjustments

Making adjustments

Bairnsdale businesses are doing their best to keep trading with the current coronavirus crisis, adjusting to what is quite simply a new world, not only in business.In some instances, trading figures for some shops had increased remarkably compared to last year, while others have faced significant challenges.Steve Butler, who owns Aussie Disposals, was all smiles when the Advertiser dropped by...
Preparing for home learning

Preparing for home learning

Home learning is a real possibility for term two schooling and the students at St Mary’s are prepared.Their teachers have sent home learning packs and also Chromebooks for those who needed them for their foray into learning from home.“More than ever before we’re in a partnership with parents,” St Mary’s principal, Michelle Garbutt, said.“Our students will get quality learning, our teachers have...
No answers to barrier questions

No answers to barrier questions

Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) and the State Roads Minister have failed to answer basic questions on the installation of the road barriers between Sale and Bairnsdale.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, raised several points in an RRV response to constituent enquiries, where the installation appeared to not be in line with its own guidelines.“As an example, I questioned a comment in a letter...
Powering on amid crisis

Powering on amid crisis

As communities across the region, as well as the rest of the state, country and world, endeavour to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) with stages of lockdown progressing, there is nowhere that is ‘business as usual’.Owners are doing their best to keep their businesses afloat, keep their customers happy and maintain employment, as well as safety, for their staff for as long as...

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