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Indoor dancing to resume

AFTER four weeks of dancing outside, regional dancers are finally allowed to return to the studio from tomorrow (Wednesday, October 28).

‘Starting afresh’ – abattoir opening on track for the new year

By Kirra Grimes OVER a third of the original workforce is expected to return to the Tabro Meats export abattoir at Lance Creek when it recommences operations next year, according to the latest update from new owners MMG 1829 Holdings (MMG). On track to

Perfect for animal lovers

THIS is a delightful and nicely sized, approx. 1.79ha property which has a 30-dog permit (greyhounds) attached to it and enough space for a horse or a house cow or two. It’s an ideal weekender or spruce it up or extend to put your

Locals’ race win just what the doctor ordered

A HORSE that was bred, born and raised on a small farm just outside of Yarram has entered the pantheon of Australia’s great sprinters by winning the Group One Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. It was Hey Doc’s second win in

Around the Bay – Tuesday October 27, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle AS I write this, it’s still unclear if we will have an influx of visitors from Melbourne over the Melbourne Cup weekend, traditionally the start of the busy season for businesses around the Island. While there is plenty of

Why we’re ready to put our trust in tracing

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT DAY after day, if anyone is still listening to it, Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton drone on and one about the same things. How wildly infectious COVID-19 is and why restrictions have to stay in place until… what

Bair Street a mess, he says

On Sunday I drove along Bair Street in Leongatha, what a mess, holes as deep as 8 inches (200mm), road so narrow it doesn’t make sense. Looks like the taxi rank is gone and a half road cut in is left. Footpath is a

Speak up earlier on roads

Re. article October 14, 2020, Advertiser ‘Newhaven road plans not justified’, I would strongly disagree with Mr Nottle’s assertions that Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) have created an “ad hoc piecemeal” road plan. Mr Nottle would have us undertake more studies going over the issues

Get rid of the machines

It is predictable that the Nationals MPs should support the RSL club in Leongatha. It’s just a shame that they use the occasion to have just another cheap shot at our state government over the current COVID crisis and fail to address the only

Climate emergency means higher costs

Declaring a climate emergency actually achieves nothing. There are, however, other actions which could make a difference. The South Gippsland Action Group is concerned that such a declaration will likely lead to higher costs for local government with little benefit to residents. The South

Cutting up blocks in new estate

I am writing to make you aware that the Bass Coast Shire Council is at it again, handing out planning permits for subdivisions like lollies at Halloween to greedy developers. Earlier this year, my partner and I purchased a block of land in Elevation

More than 11,000 coronavirus tests taken in Bass Coast

MORE than 11,000 COVID-19 tests have been taken at Bass Coast Health’s two testing clinics since the start of the pandemic.

Free computers for our older residents

WEST Gippsland Libraries has partnered with aged care facilities to help residents stay connected. During these unprecedented times, keeping connected to loved ones has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds. In nursing homes across Australia, visitors have been limited to people providing essential