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November Rainfall Records Broken Across The Mid-North Last Week

As rain fell across the Mid North last week, so too did a number of November rainfall and temperature records. Saddleworth, Hamley Bridge and Mallala all broke their previous November rainfall records, with Saddleworth recording 27.4 millimetres of rain in 24 hours across Thursday and Friday. Many homes switched their air conditioners...

YP, Port Augusta And Whyalla All Represented At The 2021 SA Community Achievement Awards

Yorke Peninsula Community Care and Transport won the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2021 SA Community Achievement Awards in Adelaide on Saturday evening. The Yorke Peninsula, Whyalla, and Port Augusta were all represented; with Port Augusta City Council’s Health Focus program making the top...

Yorke Peninsula Landowners Welcome Mining Ombudsman Recommendation

Rural landholders on the Yorke Peninsula have welcomed the recommendation for the establishment of a mining ombudsman following a state parliamentary inquiry. An inquiry held by a cross-party committee chaired by independent Member for Frome, Geoff Brock, looked into the protections for landholders when a mining company wants access to their...

Blood Donor Centre Sets Up At Port Augusta's Central Oval

The Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre will be set up at Central Oval in Port Augusta this week, with the donor services calling for assistance in boosting donation numbers. Lifeblood announced they required a further 7000 people to donate before the end of this week with borders reopening and cancellations and...

SA Borders Open And Fears Mount Over Potential Covid Cases Stretching Rural Health

With SA borders open from today fears are mounting surrounding the potential rise in Covid case numbers which could stretch the state's rural health system which is already nearing crisis point, according to the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA). Health Minister Stephen Wade said in a statement, the state...

New Project Coming To Whyalla To Help Prevent Domestic Violence

A new project is asking entire communities across regional South Australia, including Whyalla, to help prevent family and domestic violence. Centacare Catholic Family Services project manager, Megan Hughes, says lockdowns further isolated women already in unsafe situations, while close-knit regional communities also pose unique challenges for vulnerable families because domestic violence workers...

Mid-North Locals Win At The 2021 SA Woman Awards

The 2021 SA Woman Awards were recently held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, and four Mid-North business women were named as award winners. Burra local, Emily Riggs of Iris and Wool, was named people’s choice winner in the Rise Up Award category. Jamestown artist, Alysha Sparks, won the people’s choice award in...

SA Health Initiates Recall On Coffin Bay Oysters

After receiving confirmation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters from Coffin Bay, SA Health has initiated a recall, and is advising South Australians not to consume them. SA Health’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Chris Lease, says the recall is an additional safety measure on top of the precautionary closure of...

Roxby Downs Leading The State In Digital Inclusion

According to new research, all LGAs across the region except Roxby Downs, are lagging behind other parts of the state in digital inclusion. All council areas from Whyalla to Peterborough returned a score of between 10 and 16 points lower than the Adelaide metro digital rate. However, Roxby Downs is the only...

New Joy Baluch Bridge Work This Week

As part of the Port Augusta Joy Baluch Bridge duplication project, starting today traffic will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction on the Augusta Highway between the Joy Baluch Bridge and Flinders Terrace. Nightworks will be undertaken from 7pm – 6am, each night from today (November 22) through...

Brinkworth And Snowtown Pop-Up Vax Clinic Today

The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network mobile Covid vaccination clinics are continuing to pop up around the region, with upcoming stops planned for Brinkworth and Snowtown today.  First doses of Pfizer will be administered at the Brinkworth Oval between 9.30am and 11.30am this morning, before the clinic moves across to...