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Long term recycling solution needed

THE State Government’s $12 million bailout for councils won’t cover all of the increased recycling fees – leaving the Bass Coast Shire Council with an estimated bill of up to $80,000. For the local council, the bailout grant will only cover between 55 to

Korumburra’s first Relay for Life raised $43,500

WALKING around the Korumburra Showgrounds oval last Saturday, and right through the night into Sunday morning, were many inspiring, emotional, courageous, and it must be said, tragic stories of individual, family and community battles with cancer. It was Korumburra’s chance to host its first

Road so bad it broke a bus

THE corrugated condition of a Korumburra road is causing damage to school buses and leaving residents fearful a fatal crash is just around the corner. People living along Clancys Road on the outskirts of Korumburra are so sick of the dirt road’s corrugation and

Car ferry rally attracts 500

WHAT will the Bass Coast Shire Council do next month? That’s the question on the lips of the Phillip Island community, who at the weekend demonstrated their angst against putting a car ferry terminal on a north-facing Cowes’ beach. The Save our Beaches (SOB)

Near misses near school not enough for VicRoads

PARENTS with young children are pleading with VicRoads to reduce the speed limit outside the Bass Valley primary schools and children’s centre. Motorists can drive at up to 80km/h while Bass Valley Primary School students are playing just metres from the road. The limit