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Mayor Brad Flaherty Discusses EP's Freight Strategy

Eyre Peninsula’s freight strategy will be one of the main discussion topics at the upcoming EPLGA conference in Kimba later this month.  The City of Port Lincoln is leading the charge in reviewing the strategy on the back of news that grain movements by train into the City could be replaced...

Bunnings Snags Supporting Natural Disasters

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to grab a snag at Port Lincoln Bunnings today, between 9am- 4pm, and help raise funds for communities devastated by natural disaster.  The special sausage sizzle will support national charity, GIVIT, to provide essential items to those affected by the North Queensland floods and Tasmanian fires....

Operation Belt Up This weekend

This weekend Operation Belt Up will see police across the state targeting seatbelt use in an enforcement campaign intended to save lives.  Police data shows that eight of the 80 people who died on the state's roads in 2018 were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash. This year...

State Government Cost of Living Concession Payments

Nearly 34,000 South Australian households on low or fixed incomes are set to start receiving the State Government’s annual Cost of Living Concession payment this week, to help with expenses like energy and water bills.  The concessions provide $103.70 per household, totalling more than $3.5 million in assistance for 2019.  Minister for...

The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer

According to a new study from Flinders University, Middle-aged women in South Australia aren’t getting the message about the proven link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, at a time when more are drinking while cancer rates in their age bracket are increasing.  More women aged between 45 and 64 years...

Drink Driver Caught in Wudinna

A 48-year-old woman was fined after being caught driving over the legal blood alcohol limit at Wudinna yesterday afternoon.  Just before 1.30pm on Thursday 14 February, police stopped a vehicle on the Eyre Highway, Wudinna for a mobile driver test. The driver, a local woman, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.063...

Waste and Recycling Presentation

The Port Lincoln City council will be hosting a free waste and recycling presentation for locals to attend, to reinforce their commitment to reduce waste and landfill - while also promoting recycling.  The presentation will cover what goes in each kerbside bin and where to take other tricky households items.  A Beeswax...

Cheaper and More Reliable Electricity

Eyre Peninsula residents are another step closer to cheaper and more reliable electricity with the release of a Project Assessment Conclusions report, that looks into the viability of an interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales.  The report found that the savings from the interconnector for South Australian households will...

Tunarama Quests Raise Almost $100,000

Tunarama Quest entrants worked extremely hard over the year in the lead up to the festival, raising almost one hundred thousand dollars in funds for their chosen charities.  The seven entrants did a tremendous amount of fundraising from putting on Wine tasting and schnitzel nights to numerous community BBQs. Each entrant chose...

Self- Regulation Workshop For Educators

A workshop targeted at educators and based on self-regulation is coming to Port Lincoln next week.  The useful workshop will look at the ability to maintain the appropriate level of alertness that will help handle difficult situations. Self-regulation involves having the ability to monitor and self-regulate behavior, attention, social interactions and emotions. The...