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Local Businesses Encouraged to Bling Out Shop Fronts for Christmas

Locals are being encouraged to deck out their shop fronts with Christmas bling and join the 2020 Christmas window display completion. The completion run by the Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and tourism is giving local businesses the opportunity to win $1000 in free radio advertising along with several other prizes. As...

2018 Pt Lincoln Art Prize Winner Opens Up First Solo Exhibition

The 2018 Port Lincoln Art Prize Major Award winner Beth Hammond is set to hold her first solo exhibition at the Nautilus Arts Centre next month. The exhibition called “Landscapes of the Heart” will be a series of landscape works that will be hung in the Walter Nicholls Gallery over the...

Locals Support More Funding for Walking, Cycling and Public Transport

The importance of local access to walking, cycling and public transport facilities has been highlighted in a new survey released by the Heart Foundation. It found two-thirds of Australians (67%) would also support diverting some government funding from roads towards local infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. Professor Trevor Shilton...

Mind Your Head Campaign Encouraging Better Mental Health at Work

A new campaign is being launched to encourage local organisations to take action on mental health hazards just as they would physical risks in the workplace. The Mind Your Head Campaign comes amid concerns around the impact of isolated work during COVID-19, increased job demands and reports of violence. ACTU Assistant...

Tunarama Festival Sadly Cancelled for 2021

For the first time in almost 60 years, it’s been announced that the Tunarama festival will not be going ahead in 2021. While the Tunarama committee were determined to bring the festival to life next year, COVID safe regulations saw too many obstacles for the festival to be realistically sustainable and...

Fatal Crash in Far West Coast

A man has died following a fatal crash in the far west coast yesterday morning. At about 9.00am on Thursday, police were called to Yalata Road about one kilometer north of the police station following reports of a single-car rollover. One occupant of the Holden sedan, a 37-year-old man from Western Australia...

Port Lincoln Drink Driver Caught in First Hours of Lockdown

A woman has been caught drink driving during the first hours of day 1 lock day. Port Lincoln Police stopped a car travelling along Luke Street at around 1.25am on and conducted a breath test. The driver, a 46-year-old Port Lincoln woman, returned a positive reading of 0.122. Checks revealed her car...

Calls for GriefLine Funding to Support Regional and Rural Locations

There are urgent calls to increase funding for GriefLine so that it can provide its vital service to more people living in regional and rural Australia. The service has experienced an 1,100% increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, off the back of around 2,000 calls following last summer's bushfires. Board...

Locals Living With Asthma Urged to Stay Up to Date with Treatments

Eyre Peninsula residents living with asthma are being urged to make sure they're up-to-date with their treatments and asthma action plan. It comes as latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there were 421 asthma-related deaths across the country in 2019, up from 395 the previous year. Experts are...

The Eyre Peninsula Now in Official Lockdown

The Eyre Peninsula is now in official lockdown along with the rest of the state as the authorities work to control the spread of COVID 19. Following the announcement yesterday afternoon, local supermarkets, bottle shops and service stations saw an overflow of customers with lines queuing out onto the streets. As of...