James Bourke | THE Seafarers transport bus has broken down, and they are asking for help from the community to get it back on the road. For the past few months, the bus that has for years been used to transport seafarers has … Continue reading
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Huw Cushing | CHILDREN’S health will be better monitored at Portland District Health thanks to new equipment bought with a donation by local police. Nearly $23,000 was donated from the Portland Police Social Club for five new mobile paediatric vital sign monitors, two electronic thermometers and a pulse oximeter, used for measuring blood oxygen levels. The monitors measure temperature, blood pressure, blood oxygen and heart rate, and will be used predominantly for ear, nose and throat patients, of which there are roughly eight … Continue reading → 0 Comments
Huw Cushing | THE misuse of prescribed opiate drugs is on the rise in south-westVictoriaaccording to Portland-based experts. Drugs used for the treatment of chronic pain, such as oxycontin, MS contin, kapanol and fentanyl, are highly addictive and are being traded on a … Continue reading → 0 Comments
Huw Cushing | THE old Holden dealership site which has been vacant since March could be transformed into a truck depot for Warrnambool-based freight company Ryans. The company lodged a planning permit application with the Glenelg Shire Council last Friday after meetings with … Continue reading → 0 Comments
Bill Meldrum | THE wind energy sector hopes to harness community support following a regional launch of the fledgling Victorian Wind Alliance inPortlandyesterday morning. More than 60 Keppel Prince Engineering workers showed their support for the alliance by signing statements of support for … Continue reading → 0 Comments
James Bourke | THE Seafarers transport bus has broken down, and they are asking for help from the community to get it back on the road. For the past few months, the bus that has for years been used to transport seafarers has … Continue reading →
Angela McFeeters | PORTLAND’S biggest art show is turning 30 this year, so organisers are rolling out the red carpet in celebration. Rotary Portland Art Exhibition sponsorship managerGailBarrett said the weekend-long show on November 2 to 4 would have a red theme, and … Continue reading →
James Bourke | IF all goes to plan Daly’s IGA supermarket will be open before Christmas, eight months after a devastating fire resulted in damage to 80 per cent of the building. With this in mind, Daly’s IGA store manager Nathan Lovell said … Continue reading →
Spectator-Observer Partnership | HEYWOOD has an extra doctor, following demand for the service at the Portland Family Practice. The Portland GP practice had been seeing a number of patients from Heywood andDartmoorbecause there weren’t enough doctors in Heywood, according to practice manager Beatrice … Continue reading →
Ross Moir | PORTLAND’S private rental market is fair and unbiased according to local real estate agents, despite some claims to the contrary and a statewide report fiding that descrimination is a significant problem. According to a newly-released Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human … Continue reading →
Rex Martinich | SOUTHERN Grampians Shire poker machine players are losing more money than other rural areas of Victoria, with higher populations and more poker machines. Hamilton’s 75 poker machines took in $6.94 million from player losses during the last financial year. The … Continue reading →
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