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Prescribed Burn for Kellidie Bay Today

A prescribed burn is planned at Kellidie Bay Conservation Park, east of Coffin Bay, today with weather conditions permitting. The burn is set to start at 9:30am burning 46.1 hectares of land and is likely to be completed by 8pm tonight  The aim of the burn is to create a fuel-reduced buffer...

Cummins Iconic Christmas Wonderland Returns for 2020

Locals and visitors alike can look forward to seeing the Cummins Christmas Wonderland return this year. Each year the Christmas wonderland is held at the Cummins RSL, however, following community feedback organisers have moved the iconic display across to the town hall. While locals can visit as of next Tuesday, people are...

Cash Grants Still Available for Local Small Businesses

Cash grants of $10,000 are now available for eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have been hard hit by COVID-19. More than 2000 applications have been received under the Marshall Liberal Government’s second round of cash grant stimulus. Treasurer Rob Lucas has said, “The cash grants will be available to help...

Chamber Calls on Community for Help With Port Lincoln Festivities

The Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and tourism is planning to go ahead with a Christmas Pageant & fireworks for New Year’s Eve and are calling on community members for help. The chamber has been working closely with SA Health to secure a permit for the community events with COVID safety a...

Calls to Lower Age for Bowel Cancer Screening

There are calls to lower the age of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program with a new report showing an alarming increase in cases amongst younger Australians. It shows a 72% spike in bowel cancer detection rates between the ages of 49 and 50, with 45% of cancers diagnosed at an...

Coffin Bay Stobie Pole Art Project

The Coffin Bay Community is looking to zest up the esplanade with a new initiative that will see the town's stobie poles painted. With the approval from SA Power and the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council, the Coffin Bay Stobie Pole Art project will sweep the town with painted and mosaic...

Nautilus Art Centre to Still Go Ahead With Christmas Craft Fair

Despite the current circumstances around COVID-19, the Nautilus Art Centre is determined to go ahead with the Christmas Craft Fair next month. The craft fair will see more than 35 stalls for locals to come along and browse including a wide range of arts, crafts, jewelry and homemade goods along with...

Coffin Bay Drink Driver Causes Disturbance

A drink driver has been caught in Coffin Bay after a disturbance at a private residence yesterday morning. About 11am police were called to a Coffin Bay home after reports a woman had driven to the residence and was causing a disturbance. When police arrived they spoke to the 49-year-old local woman...

Job Fair to Help Local Businesses Hire Ahead of Summer Holidays

Eyre Peninsula businesses struggling to access employees leading into the summer holidays will have an opportunity to connect with likeminded people and jobseekers this week. The Australian Government’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment will be running a virtual Adelaide jobs fair in Adelaide this Thursday November 26th. While the pandemic and...

Locals Warned of Online Scams Ahead of Black Friday

Ahead of Black Friday November 27th and Cyber Monday November 30th, Eyre Peninsula residents are being warned about an increase in online scams. Online sales are up nearly 60% this same time last year, however security experts say cyber criminals have also upped their activity to lure unsuspecting victims. Garrett O'Hara...