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Wimmera Cancer Centre construction to start

Construction on a new Wimmera Cancer Centre will start this month.

Maritime Safety Victoria puts water safety in spotlight

ADVICE: Horsham boat owner Bob Kirsopp, right, checks his life vest with Maritime Safety Victoria’s John Chittick during an information session at Horsham Weir. Fellow boating safety officers Ron Sproal and Sam Stevens also attended the visit. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people learnt important information about staying safe by the water during a visit from Maritime Safety Victoria boating safety officers. Officers answered water safety questions and provided advice during a visit to Horsham. The officers also ran checks on lifejackets and boating requirements. Horsham Rural City Council technical services director John Martin said the […]

Life governorship for Ararat doctor Derek Pope

Long-serving Ararat doctor Derek Pope was awarded a Life Governorship of East Grampians Health Service at its annual meeting. Dr Pope has worked as a doctor at Ararat Medical Centre for more than 30 years, first arriving in Ararat to work as what was then called a GP Registrar in 1985. He was invited to […]

Drinking water for Mallee towns

Residents of Mallee townships of Brim, Beulah, Sea Lake and Woomelang are set to receive a drinking water supply by the end of 2018. GWMWater managing director Mark Williams said work on a new 132-kilometre pipeline would start early this year. The pipeline will run from Warracknabeal to Sea Lake, via Brim, Beulah, Hopetoun and […]

Country’s best are set to soar over the Wimmera | part two

Some of the country’s best pilots will contest the World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series leg at Horsham Aerodrome from January 22 to 28. We continue our profiles of some of the competitors for this year’s event. Geoff Brown Geoff Brown joined the Royal Australian Air Force in February 1980 after completing an engineering degree. […]

What does your future hold after school?

Congratulations, you have finished 13 years of schooling… so, now what? I’ll bet you’re sick of hearing that, aren’t you? But it is something you need to consider – just exactly what is your next step in life? Whether you’re taking a gap year to decide your next step, are looking for work, or are […]

BACK TO SCHOOL | Healthy eyes a head start

Seeing clearly is important for a child’s education, physical and social development. With about one in five Australian children either suffering from undetected vision problems or requiring ongoing treatment and assessment, it is important to be aware of the possible signs of a vision problem and to give every child the best chance of reaching […]

BACK TO SCHOOL | Lunch box inspiration

Packing a lunch box can be a chore for many, however mum and businesswoman Leanne Schilling said there were many quick and easy treats parents could offer beyond the humble sandwich. Mrs Schilling said the key to ensuring your child headed off to school with a tasty and healthy lunch was to involve them in […]

Prepare for hot weather this week

Ella Janetzki and Remi Hateley enjoy icy-poles at the Wimmera River.

The AMA is warning people to stay out of the sun, and drink plenty of water with severe heatwaves forecast across the Wimmera this week. Temperatures are expected to stay in the high 30s and into the 40s from tomorrow until at least Saturday in the Wimmera with Thursday, 42C, and Friday, 44C, the hottest. […]

PHOTOS | Horsham Aquatic Centre’s Hawaiian Luau

Jack McAuliffe and Austin Simpson at Horsham Aquatic Centre Hawaiian Luau.

Water lovers enjoyed Horsham Aquatic Centre’s Hawaiian Luau. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

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