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Ice – a personal story

By Anne Tindall I AM constantly hearing about the drug Ice so thought I would find out more about it. I spoke to the Acting Senior Sergeant, Andy Boldiston, at the Wonthaggi Police Station and First Step Operations Manager, Gayle Wood and a very

It’s a question of what came first – SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT

By Michael Giles IT’S time that State Government authorities cleared up one thing for the people of Wonthaggi and Bass Coast, a concern that revolves around the use and abuse of that most hideous of drugs, Ice. Every region in the state has a

Do higher speed limits help?

This pic is from corner of Settlement and McKenzie in Cowes, Friday, January 6, not particularly busy time or place. Obviously it’s ruined somebody’s holiday and not a good look for passing traffic. In any kind of enterprise, repeat business is better, in every

Review time

Can we have a review now please? The previous Bass Coast Shire Council voted in favour of the demand from Phillip Island Stand Alone for a review of Bass Coast Shire’s financial performance, in particular their failure to fund Island projects. Just because the

Visitor vandalism

Doesn’t’ it all happen down here, on the day after Boxing Day? Trees were damaged at the kids playground on Katherine Circuit. A large lump was taken from large and not so healthy tree trunk, obvious hazard for children. Branches were torn from tree

Grave project needs public help

Re: ‘Grave restoration provides spark for a wider outcome’, Sentinel-Times, Wednesday, December 28; while the Wonthaggi RSL grant application to restore the important Padfield grave was not successful, we will be looking at other ways and other grants to fund this restoration in the

LDCA under 14 champions

THE under 14 LDCA team has remained undefeated throughout Junior Country Week to be named champions of Gippsland. Playing 40-over matches on synthetic wickets throughout the LDCA, the side survived a couple of close calls to win five matches. Phillip Island’s Keith Robinson made

Zanchetta magic sparks Cobras

• A Grade, Division 1 A STUNNING hat-trick by Korumburra’s Luke Zanchetta has set up a dominant win over Leongatha Town in A Grade Division One at Scorpion Park. Zanchetta was in the action early when he trapped opener Damian Burge lbw with the

Around the bay – 10/1/2017

By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo WE have been waiting a while this season and finally Saturday produced an almost perfect day for the offshore fishermen. The conditions weren’t 100 per cent like the forecast but it was perfect for

Historic Pound Creek property set for auction

HAVING been in the same family for nearly 100 years, the Beard farm at Pound Creek is now being put up for auction. The 183 acres of land in three titles has been with the Beard family for 95 years, originally purchased by Lloyd

Fat cattle prices jump

THE first fat cattle sale for 2017 saw prices rise by 10c at the Koonwarra saleyards. Approximately 640 trade and export steers, and 350 young cattle were penned for sale on Wednesday, January 4, with the usual group of buyers present. “Prices are up

Kustom Nats hit the Island

FOR devotees of the customised car movement in Australia, attending the Kustom Nats on Phillip Island is an annual highlight of the social calendar. A swarm of gleaming customised vintage cars descended upon Phillip Island on Friday, January 6 for a weekend of show

Cape blackout raises development questions

“HOW can they approve a new 900-lot subdivision if they can’t handle the number of houses they’ve got here now!” That was the response from one Cape Paterson resident after the power was cut to 120 homes last Friday morning as a result, according