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Shane keeps the power running

Shane keeps the power running

The week before Christmas last year, as the bushfires were continuing to burn through bush and farmland, powerlines were burnt out causing the whole of Omeo to lose its power supply.Ausnet Services put generators in place to provide the critical power source to the district. As the New Year arrived, the fires intensified and on Saturday, January 4, as the sky turned an eerie red in Omeo, people...
An exhibition of bushfire devotion

An exhibition of bushfire devotion

To many people the bushfires of last summer may seem to be from another time and place with the bizarre way this year has played out.Not so for Nungurner artist, Dore Stockhausen, who has devoted her year to documenting the impact of the fires on some of the region’s forests, the result of which can be seen in her exhibition, The Edge of My Vision – Fire, at oneofftwo, in Nungurner this coming...
Grant to aid emergency services

Grant to aid emergency services

Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club has been announced as a 2020 Bushfire Recovery Grant recipient.The local organisation that provides year-round local emergency response capabilities, along with awareness programs and annual community events, has received $50,000, enabling it to create a purpose-built facility with other local emergency services.In January 2019, an out of control bushfire from...
A boom weekend

A boom weekend

With the lifting of the ring of steel around Melbourne, Lakes Entrance, Metung and Lake Tyers Beach were almost at full capacity with many wanting to get away for the weekend.Motels and caravan parks benefitted greatly and welcomed visitors gladly.Monica Williams, from Koonwarra Holiday Park, had all cabins fully booked and only a few van sights available.“As soon as (premier) Dan (Andrews) said...
Reinforcing the police ranks

Reinforcing the police ranks

Bairnsdale Police Station has recently appointed two new sergeants to the ranks.Sergeants Scott Gray and Clayton White are from some of the toughest crime beats in Melbourne but have chosen to relocate to East Gippsland to experience life in regional Victoria.While the move is an opportunity for career advancement, both men told the Advertiser they recently purchased houses in the area and are...
Election voting

Election voting

East Gippsland Shire Council 2020 election first preference votes, as of 1pm, Friday, October 30:

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