AN early taste of summer weather has resulted in a decision to open the outdoor swimming pools at the Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre two days earlier than expected. The centre’s operator, the Portland YMCA, made a decision late Wednesday to open the outdoor pools with the mercury expected to soar to 37 degrees in the city yesterday. The outdoor area will be open until 4pm today before the “official opening” for the summer season starts tomorrow. YMCA executive officer [...]
A PORTLAND fisherman has been hit with $135,300 in fines and penalties for fisheries and criminal charged relating to rock lobster fishing. Roderick McDonald, 59, of Dougherties Rd was sentenced in the Warrnambool County Court last Friday after previously pleading [...]
PORTLAND’S rebuilt IGA supermarket will be more customer-friendly and energy efficient than ever before, but the improvements are coming at a hefty cost. Set to re-open in January after April’s disastrous fire, Daly’s IGA was only insured for its replacement [...]
MAYORS across the south-west will meet Telstra representatives in Warrnambool today seeking answers to the telecommunications disaster. As communication services trickle back into use, Glenelg Shire mayor Karen Stephens said the public is demanding reassurances this won’t happen again. “First [...]
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