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Speeding and Drink Drivers Caught

Three drivers were caught for various offences over a four day period in both Whyalla and the Mid North. On Thursday patrols stopped a man on Darbon Terrace at Crystal Brook. He was breath tested and allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.239, which is nearly five times over the...

Bell Shakespeare Company Member in Whyalla

Paul Reichstein from Bell Shakespeare, was in Whyalla yesterday imparting his knowledge with actors from the D’Faces Youth Group. Bell Shakespeare is considered Australia's leading theatre company specialising in the works of William Shakespeare. Paul, a member from Bell Shakespeare, led a workshop in town yesterday, focussing on Shakespearian monologues, whilst also...

Catch and Release Fishing in Pirie Gets the All Clear

Catch and release fishing has been given the all clear in Port Pirie, despite the temporary precautionary fishing ban currently in place. On September 15th a 12-month fishing closure was put in place in response to new information from a University of South Australia report produced in partnership with Flinders Ports...

Port Augusta’s FOGO Bins Distributed

FOGO bins are being delivered across Port Augusta and Stirling North from today. The new Food and Garden Organic (FOGO) Kitchen Caddie bins have been introduced by council in an effort to encourage residents to recycle food scraps and compostable materials into Green lidded Council bins. Mr. John Banks CEO of Port...

Aussie Backyard Bird Count Week

This week Barunga West Council are inviting locals to join in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count for 2020. From today, locals are encouraged to spend 20 minutes taking notes of the species of birds they see in their backyards, in an effort to provide ‘Birdlife Australia’ with information on trends in...

Crystal Brook Man Faces Court

A Crystal Brook man will face court after he was breath tested and returned a blood alcohol reading nearly five times over the legal limit. A police Traffic Highway patrol stopped a man driving a Toyota station wagon at Crystal Brook. The 50-year-old man was breath tested allegedly registering a blood alcohol...

Pirie's Candlelight Carols Cancelled

Port Pirie Regional Council have announced that the Port Pirie Candlelight Carols event has been cancelled.   The Port Pirie Combined Churches and the Community Carols Committee have made the heartbreaking decision to postpone the Port Pirie Candlelight Carols event this year. Council have said, “They understand the community’s disappointment and frustration...

Emergency Resilience Workshops in the Mid North

Emergency Resilience Workshops will commence in the Mid North this week. The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council have announced that building safer communities will be the theme of a series of the workshops, which have been designed to bring communities together. The first workshop will be held in Clare tomorrow, before heading...

Port Augusta Celebrates Book Week

Book Week has commenced across Australia and the Port Augusta Public Library are reading one of the nominated books as part of this week’s Storytime session. Last week was the first session back for the Library, who put previously put ‘Storytime’ on hold due to COVID. Each week children up to the...

Copper Coast Council Community Grant Recipients

33 non-profit and community groups have received more than $81,000 in funding as part of the Copper Coast Council's 2020/2021 Community Grants program. Mayor Roslyn Talbot, CEO Russell Peate, and Director of Corporate and Community Services Katrina Borlace were all present to award this year's grants at Victoria Square, Kadina. Council have...

Local Politicians Cleared

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Hon.Ann Vanstone QC, has released a statement clearing several of our local politicians in the investigation into alleged misuse of Travel Allowances. Member for Stuart; Dan Van Holst Pellekaan, along with Member for Frome; Geoff Brock, and also Member for Giles; Eddie Hughes will not...