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Another Bass Coast drowning

A MAN in his 40s drowned at a Kilcunda beach on Sunday morning – the third person to die at sea in the Bass Coast Shire this summer. The man was scuba diving with friends at the unpatrolled Shelley Beach when he ran into

Deb’s a real hero

WONTHAGGI identity Deb Rielly, who’s helped fundraise thousands of dollars for local community groups whilst saving lives as a paramedic, has been awarded the Bass Coast Citizen of the Year award. Around 100 community members unanimously rose for a standing ovation last Wednesday night,

Murder trial delayed over funding impasse

A COMMITTAL Mention hearing for the man charged with the murder of Phillip Island mother of three, Samantha Joy Fraser, did not go ahead as planned in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, January 10. Adrian Basham, 42, of Paynesville, who was charged

You’ll be asked about big hospital plans

IT’S going to be big, very big. The $115 million expansion and modernisation of the Wonthaggi Hospital, to start later this year, will be huge. As explained by Bass Coast Health CEO Jan Child, the footprint of the new emergency department (ED), operating theatres

‘Paradise lost’ they say

Or is it a fair go for everyone THE Walkerville Foreshore Management Committee has decided to change its system for allocating sites at the peak times in the Walkerville Foreshore Camping Reserve.And the regulars who’ve had dibs on the best of the park’s 160