THE initiative shown by many local businesses to open and cater for the community throughout the day and into the evening on Sunday as part of Save Portland Month has been hailed a success, but the question is being asked … Continue reading
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THE initiative shown by many local businesses to open and cater for the community throughout the day and into the evening on Sunday as part of Save Portland Month has been hailed a success, but the question is being asked … Continue reading →
THE combination of beautiful weather and potential for great fishing on the weekend resulted in Portland being inundated by keen boat owners — further illustrating the need for the larger boat ramp proposed in the Portland Harbour Project. With 349 … Continue reading →
THE local Coast Guard received three emergency calls from recreational fishing vessels over the weekend. Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Portland flotilla commander Stephen Brown said that, on Saturday afternoon, they towed a boat back to the harbour after its engine … Continue reading →
A THREE-METRE shark, believed to be a great white, bumped a surfer not far from the shore at Bridgewater Bay on Sunday evening, resulting in the beach being closed on Monday. However despite the beach closure and with signs in … Continue reading →
DESPITE less than ideal weather conditions Portland district did prove to be a popular destination over the Easter long weekend. With rain at times visitors might have been excused for staying at home, but encouragingly tourists could be seen enjoying … Continue reading →
POLICE have determined that this month’s potentially devastating Cashmore fire, which started beside Oakleys Road, was not the work of an arsonist — despite rumours to the contrary. Although the exact cause of the blaze which burnt a total of … Continue reading →
A DETERMINED group of walkers recently completed a fundraising trek of the Great South West Walk and made it out smiling after enduring both searing and soaking weather. Despite the testing conditions, walk coordinator Gordon Page said the group of … Continue reading →
A DRAFT of Portland’s new-look foreshore area is a step closer to being drawn up after ideas flowed at a community forum last week. Through the forum and an online survey, the Glenelg Shire Council is seeking ideas for the … Continue reading →
A PORTLAND business operator has taken the fight online to tackle the alarming recent trend of local business closures. Tim Black, or ‘Tim the Tarp man’ as he is known, has created a Facebook page called Save Portland Month in … Continue reading →
THE Heywood Wood, Wine and Roses Festival drew a large crowd on Saturday, and organisers deemed it a fantastic day. From the start organisers had big plans for the festival’s 20th annual year, and they weren’t disappointed, with more than … Continue reading →
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