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Back-slapping aside, where’s the plan?

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT AUSTRALIA is ranked 95th in the world for COVID-related deaths per million, at 275/mil compared to the likes of Japan, with its cultural acceptance of masks, at 233 and a super risk-averse New Zealand at 128 deaths per million better placed. But

Quarry concerns

Like so many others, I was shocked and devastated by the approval reported in last week’s paper. It appears that the concerns of council, environmental groups, the Wettenhall Report on the dangers to Western Port and the community have been disregarded. However, I was

Question over censorship

Anonymous government spooks intercepting and censoring private communications between citizens and elected representatives is the type of behaviour you’d expect from totalitarian governments like those in China, Russia, or North Korea. But alarmingly, this anti-democratic and un-Australian behaviour is occurring right now and right

Debutants dominate

INVERLOCH KONGWAK blooded under 18s duo Will Turner and Hayden Lindsay and looked to get back on the winner’s list against the travelling Bunyip.

Talking gardening in Poowong

THIS year, the Gippsland Region of Horticultural Societies & Garden Clubs’ annual conference will be hosted by the Poowong Garden Club on May 21.

Westy plays game 200

SEAN Westaway was the centre of attention in his 200th game, with Leongatha teammates going all out to help the usual backman boot a final quarter goal in the Parrots’ comfortable win over Warragul.

Environmental sculptures on display

WOOREEN artist Meg Viney demonstrates ingenuity, using an array of mediums to create her ‘environmental sculptures’.

Why Council will be honouring its volunteers

FROM helping out with visitor information at the visitors’ centre in Foster, to the shire’s learner driver L2P program and even one-off Pop-Up Volunteering projects; the South Gippsland Shire Council highly values its volunteer ‘workforce’.

Name our new whale mascots

AS THE weather starts to cool, it’s getting close to the most exciting time of the year – the whales are coming!

Orange-bellied parrots released into the wild

THE first of 36 Orange-bellied parrots were released at Lake Connewarre and Western Port Bay as part of a successful five-year program to add captive-bred birds to the wild population and give them a better chance of survival.

Murals adorn Carinya Lodge

AGED care residents at Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge have spectacular new vistas to gaze at, with a previously drab retaining wall in the memory support garden, known as Amaroo, now bursting with images of colourful local plants and birds.

Every day’s a birthday at Bass Coast Health

MAY 5 was International Midwives Day and at Bass Coast Health, they celebrated and acknowledged the work of their wonderful midwives.

Support the Fraser family through their tragedy

A GOFUNDME is raising funds for the family of the late Samantha Fraser to help support her three children. Ms Fraser, a Phillip Island psychologist, was murdered by her estranged husband, Adrian Basham, in July 2018. GoFundMe is hoping to raise $100,000 for the