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Testing times yet again

Testing times yet again

Anyone who was in Lakes Entrance between January 26 and 28 is being urged to get tested if they display even mild coronavirus symptoms.The Department of Health and Human Services recorded a weak detection of coronavirus fragments in Lakes Entrance’s wastewater on January 28.This could be from someone who has had the virus and is shedding fragments, and therefore not contagious, or it could be...
Rail trail funding setback

Rail trail funding setback

The East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management has expressed dismay that its application for a grant to fund major upgrades to the trail surface was rejected.The Rail Trail committee had applied for $5 million under the Local Economic Recovery Program, which was set up to fund projects in areas affected by the bushfires.While it is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments, the...
Basking in a top summer

Basking in a top summer

Orbost businesses are faring well despite the disruptions they endured last year.The Snowy River Mail last week took to the streets to inquire just how they were getting along over summer and most reported they were happy with trade over the past few weeks.Café’ One2Five has been doing steady business thanks to the summer tourist season.“Since we were able to open the borders to Melbourne...
Paddleboats gone, water park coming

Paddleboats gone, water park coming

Lakes Entrance will be home to an exciting new on water tourist attraction later this year, but it comes at the expense of long-time tourist attraction the Lakes Entrance Paddleboats.East Gippsland Shire has announced the Lakes Entrance Aqua Park, an inflatable aqua park which it says will provide on water fun for local families and visitors alike.“The park will be based at 429 Main Beach Walk...
Legal costs blow out

Legal costs blow out

The estimated cost to the East Gippsland Shire Council for legal and other costs associated with representing the community regarding the proposed Mineral Sand Mine at Glenaladale has ballooned to $630,000.Last week the shire provided an estimate of $250,000 as the expected spend on legal representation at the forthcoming hearing of the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory...
Blues do enough to lock in grand final

Blues do enough to lock in grand final

West Bairnsdale will meet Orbost in the Bairnsdale Cricket Association one-day “A” grade grand final.The Blues edged out Wy Yung and Lindenow South Glenaladale by percentage after all three teams secured convincing round 11 wins.The Tigers made the biggest play, thumping St Mary’s Nagle by 143 runs, however Orbost’s three-wicket win over Lucknow was enough to secure it second spot and a grand...

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