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Archive for: November, 2011

Albacutya poised

By DEAN LAWSON Above-average winter rain next year and a primed catchment might represent the magic bullets to end a 15-year absence of water at Lake Albacutya in the southern Mallee. But expected high levels of summer evaporation at Lake Hindmarsh, which needs to fill before water can continue northward to the terminal wetland, looms […]

In tune with the top

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The Wimmera’s latest AFL recruits Rory Taggert, left, and Sebastian Ross called into the 3WM studios to tell Saturday Morning Sports Show hosts Peter Miller, Dean Lawson and Greg O’Connor about their exhuberance toward a new adventure at the top level. Story on page 39 of this week’s edition of The Weekly Advertiser. Picture: GREG […]

Planning continues for 38km dual carriageway

Construction of a 38-kilometre Beaufort-Stawell section of a dual carriageway on the Western Highway is scheduled to start in early 2013. VicRoads has confirmed the timeline after outlining a short list of routes during community information sessions at highway centres last month. The starting date is also dependent on results from an Environmental Effects Statement. […]



Emily Moore adds a gift to Wimmera Uniting Care’s Christmas Giving Tree appeal at its Murtoa launch. Murtoa and Rupanyup Inter Church Council, Dunmunkle Health Services and Murtoa and District Neighbourhood House are supporting the appeal to help families enjoy a cheerful Christmas. Gifts can be donated to any of these centres as well as […]

Rain on book’s parade

TO BOOF: Wimmera Mallee water advocate Darryl ‘Boof’ Argall was the first to get an autographed copy of For Life from its author Melissa Pouliot. Pictures: PETER MILLER

By PETER MILLER It’s impossible to ignore the irony but the launch for Melissa Pouliot’s book on the story of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline was hampered by rain. More than 50 people attended the event which shifted from Lake Hindmarsh to the Pioneer Museum at Jeparit because it was too wet at the lake. The […]

Forrest: Have a say on gambling reform

Federal Member for Mallee John Forrest has urged people to comment on the Coalition’s Policy Discussion Paper on gambling reform. He said compulsive gambling was a serious issue and the community had an opportunity to have a say. “All types of gambling, including the fast-growing area of online gambling, are covered in the discussion paper,” […]

Road damage

SIR,- A number of people have been lauding the Baillieu government’s achievements in its first year of office. Those people obviously have not been to rural Victoria lately. In the 114-kilometre trip from Horsham to Kaniva, the Western Highway has more than 20 badly damaged areas of road surface ranging from major cracks to potholes […]

Work equality

SIR,- In response to your editorial, ‘No to cash grab’, November 3, 2011. The work of child-protection staff would deserve equal recognition you’d reckon. What about those who train the coppers, or work side by side at Victoria Police in forensic, fingerprints, crime analysis, and even the police band? There are 3000 unsworn police-support staff […]

US forces given the nod in Asia

By DEAN LAWSON A fortnight after the whirlwind visit of American president Barack Obama to Australia, some of us still remain uncomfortable with the way we welcomed this powerful and high-profile international leader. We cherish our historic friendship with the United States and prefer to think we stand shoulder to shoulder with our great ally. […]



Makers’ Christmas Market co-ordinator Bev Hall shows items for sale at Saturday’s market near Horsham Library in McLachlan Street. This year’s event is the biggest yet with 60 stalls. Christmas food and decorations will be on sale along with many other items made by craft workers and artists across the region. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


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