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Working together to support women

On Saturday, March 14, ninety women and five men from the length and breadth of Bass Coast and beyond, joined the Bass Coast Community Foundation to celebrate International Women’s Day, and the launch of a special fund to support Bass Coast women and their

Zero rates called for in crisis

We are in the midst of an emergency crisis, which according to expert economists could be as dramatic as the great depression and lead to up to 20 per cent unemployment. This is likely to go on for at least 18 months. Businesses and

Pelicans to self-isolate

Re Sentinel-Times article. Dad (Jack Legg) showed me this story in the local rag, he laughed. He is an old fisherman from San Remo and Cape Paterson. He has told us years ago that all pelicans head into central Australia for breeding. This may

Panic buyers urged to ‘relax’

The sky is falling, it’s the end of the world. We are running out of food and toilet paper… we are all gonna die with soiled bums! No, no, no stop it, just stop it! The best thing we can all do at the

Last drinks, please!

PUBS, clubs, gyms, restaurants, cafes and churches closed at noon yesterday, March 23, after a decree from the Prime Minister Scott Morrison. However, while all Victorian schools will close today, Tuesday, March 24 with the intention of reopening on Tuesday, April 14, the state


The Victorian Premier has issued the following statement at 2.50pm today Sunday, March 22, 2020. I will inform National Cabinet tonight that Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across our state to combat the

Sheryl celebrates 40 years at Bass Coast Health

A FAMILIAR face to many, Sheryl Mark has been a part of the Wonthaggi Hospital since 1980. Back in those days, according to Sheryl, the price of a hospital meal was around 45c and there was only one computer in the entire facility! As

Health Hub caps season

SUNSHINE and fine racing capped off another great season for the Woolamai and District Racing Club with the final meet on Sunday. The Phillip Island Health Hub Race Day featured six races, with $5 from every ticket going towards the Health Hub. Stagecraft, trained

Weather slows erosion works at Inverloch

UNSEASONAL weather conditions and high tides have hampered the installation of the 70-metre geotextile container wall along the Surf Life Saving Club area of the Inverloch foreshore. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) said this meant the end date would be

LDCA cricket grand finals called off, premiers announced

THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association (LDCA) has called off this weekend’s grand finals, following a meeting of the committee of management (COM) last night (Wednesday, March 18). “We know many people in our South Gippsland cricket community will be disappointed with this decision,

Korumburra top cop calls it a day

By Tracey Matthies LONG-TIME Korumburra Police Sergeant Clive Smith was hoping to shut the door quietly this week on a 45-year career. “I just wanted to slip out the back with no hoo ha or fanfare,” the local who has spent 20 years as

Even surfing is impacted by coronavirus bans

SURFING Victoria made history last weekend with the first wave-pool event in Australia – the 2020 Melbourne Pool Party presented by URBNSURF. And Phillip Island was well represented with local surfers making it through to the finals, both men and women. Bringing together more

Doors open for pets in rentals

RENTERS can now keep a pet in their rental property with written consent from their rental provider. The new laws will make it easier for both renters and rental providers to understand their rights and obligations when it comes to allowing and keeping pets