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2020 Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield Cancelled

Last week it was announced that the 2020 Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield would be cancelled following the current COVID-19 pandemic. Following the advice from SANFL the Mortlock committee made the decision to put the health and wellbeing of the players and community first. This will be the first the sports carnival has...

Warning to Drink Responsibly During Self Isolation

Eyre Peninsula residents are being warned about the risks of excessive drinking if they're isolating at home because of the coronavirus. There are concerns some Aussies may drink to excess as a result of increased stress and uncertainty while lock-down measures take effect. DrinkWise Ambassador, Doctor Andrew Rochford, is urging us...

Port Lincoln Driver Loses License

A man has lost his licence after being caught drink driving on Saturday night. About 8.20pm, Saturday police stopped a motorbike in Port Lincoln. The rider underwent a driver screening test and recorded an alleged reading of 0.094. The 54-year-old local man lost his licence on the spot for six months and his...

Drug Drivers Caught on West Coast

Two drivers have been caught allegedly drug driving yesterday on the Far West Coast. Just before 2 pm, Eyre and Western Highway Patrols stopped a Ford utility on the Flinders Highway near Elliston to drug test the driver. The driver, a 40-year-old man from Port Lincoln, allegedly returned a positive result to...

Drivers Urged to Ensure they Brush Up Car Safety Knowledge

Young drivers on the Eyre Peninsula are being urged to brush up on their car safety knowledge and skills. It follows a survey showing 90% of drivers under the age of 25 don't undertake regular maintenance checks, despite 1 in 2 driving a vehicle that's more than a decade old. Russell...

Whetstone and Treloar Test Negative for Corona

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone was amongst the members who attended the Grain Growers meeting in Cummins has tested negative for Coronavirus. Minister whetstone has been in self-isolation following his close contact with Senator Rex Patrick who tested positive earlier this week. Peter Treloar who was also at...

Three Covid-19 testing Clinics Open Up on EP

Three drive-through Covid-19 testing clinics have opened up on the Eyre Peninsula including Port Lincoln, Ceduna and Whyalla. SA Health have also instigated home-based testing for people living outside of those communities and remotely. Eyre and Far North Local Health Network Chief Executive Officer, Verity Paterson says they’re only testing people with...

Earth Hour to Live Stream Tomorrow Night to Bring People Together

Local households are being encouraged to switch off their lights at 8:30 pm this Saturday for (28 March) and join a global movement calling for stronger action on climate change. Landmarks across the country will also turn the lights out for Earth Hour which is now one of the largest and...

Cleve Joins the Bear Hunt

Inspired by the book “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” Aussies from across the country have begun placing Teddy Bears in the window of their homes for those walking with children to spot, and the EP has joined the hunt. The trend intended to inject some positivity back in to the...

Locals Working From Home Warned About Cyber Criminals

Due to current world events, an increasing proportion of the local workforce are utilising working from home opportunities. SAPOL are warning residents cybercriminals are opportunistic and will look at ways to exploit this situation. Community members are being urged to be mindful of what information they are sharing online about their work...