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Port Lincoln Records Very Low Pollution Levels

New postcode data from the Australian Conservation Foundation has recorded very low pollution levels in Port Lincoln, compared to other Spencer Gulf cities. The foundation reviewed the National Pollutant Inventory's emission data, collected from power stations, manufacturing plants and mines across Australia, focusing its research on air pollutants like coarse and...

Residents Consulted in Safeguard Laws Review

As part of a review of laws to safeguard vulnerable adults, the South Australian Law Reform Institute will consult with the Port Lincoln and Whyalla community next month. The institute is reviewing state laws relating to protecting adults from abuse, with member of the institute team Divya Narayan saying in a...

Locals Urged to Watch Out for Wild Mushrooms

With wet winter on the horizon across the Eyre Peninsula, locals are being reminded by SA Health to not pick and eat wild mushrooms. In a statement, Director of the Department for Health and Wellbeing's Scientific Services Branch, Dr. David Simon, says while some wild mushrooms might look tempting and perfectly...

Day Raising Awareness to Benefits of Walking

Children throughout the Eyre Peninsula will put their best foot forward by taking part in National Walk Safely to School Day this Friday. The annual event aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety and environmental benefits that regular walking can provide. It comes as figures reveal 1 in 4 children...

Grey Candidate Claims Australians 'May Be Heading for Gulag'

A candidate for the seat of Grey has claimed in a Facebook video Australians may be heading for the gulag, if there's no change after the election. In the 25 minute live video, United Australia Party candidate, Suzanne Waters, says people have a choice between freedom and communism at the upcoming...

Rural Road Deaths Represented by Empty Chairs

There will be empty chairs set up in Whyalla this week, representing the lives lost on regional roads last year, as part of National Road Safety Week. At a press conference on Sunday, RAA Senior Manager of Infrastructure and Road Safety, Charles Mountain, said National Road Safety Week is an annual...

Illuminate Adelaide Not Returning to Tumby Bay

Tumby Bay will not hold Illuminate Adelaide programs in 2022, despite thousands enjoying the festivals local events last year. The festival held installations in the town and Mount Gambier in 2021, with over 16,000 visitors enjoying the art, augmented reality and light attractions across the program. As part of this years festival,...

Off-Roaders Reminded to Prepare for Self Recovery

The Port Lincoln State Emergency Service is reminding the public to not venture off road, unless they're fully prepared for self recovery. The service responded to a vehicle that was bogged on Gunya Beach in the Coffin Bay National Park on Saturday afternoon, with the car removed by a private contractor...

Work Undertaken to Maintain Popular Beaches

The Lower Eyre Coastcare Association have undertaken work to maintain both Greenly Beach and Coles Point. With funding from the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, rocks have been placed at the rockpools to contain the expanding car park area and protect the low growing coastal vegetation from the area. Tracks...

Electrification Move Predicts Energy Cost Savings

A new Rewiring Australia report says residents in Grey could save thousands on energy costs through a switch to renewable powered electrification. Electrification is swapping out fossil fuel devices, such as gas cooktops with electrified versions, such as induction stoves. A new online tool has been launched by the organisation to gauge...