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Local GPs to Tackle Alcohol and Drug Use During Pandemic

General Practitioners across the Eyre Peninsula are set to boost their skills so they can better assist patients dealing with alcohol and other drug-related problems. The $7.9 million online program is funded by the Federal Government and comes amid reports that substance abuse problems have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Child Approached by stranger at a Port Lincoln School

Police have spoken to a man following an investigation into a report of suspicious behaviour at Port Lincoln yesterday. About 3.15pm on Thursday 14 May, a teenager reported being spoken to by an unknown man near a Port Lincoln school. Following inquiries, Port Lincoln Police located and spoke to the man today...

Regional Airports Security Measures Funding

Following the Government’s announcement in 2018 to increase security screening requirements at regional airports with councils to the costs and impact communities drastically, the government has now committed to finding a permanent funding solution. The initial proposal had no funding available to cover the ongoing costs for equipment, locals airports would...

Locals Encouraged to Take up Seasonal Work to Support Regions Primary Industries

  A new job campaign is targeting locals to do seasonal work in primary industries which has been launched by the Marshall Liberal Government to help boost regional economies who have been affected by covid19. Locals are encouraged to do seasonal work such as fruit picking, grape harvesting, farm work or commercial...

Locals to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Next week is National Volunteer week with locals encouraged to show your thanks to all our volunteers or stand proud as a volunteer. The week will see communities across the state colour community’s red as part of an online campaign celebrating the almost one million volunteers in South Australia Colour Your Community...

EP Residents Invited to Help Restore Gardens Burnt by Bushfires

Local gardeners are being invited to help restore gardens across the Eyre Peninsula and SA that have been affected by bushfires through assisting the SA bushfire revival group and donate garden materials or seedlings. Local gardeners are being invited to help restore gardens across the Eyre Peninsula and SA that have...

Local GP's Embrace Telehealth Consultations

A new survey reveals GPs are embracing telehealth consultations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with regional and remote patients among those to benefit. Out of nearly 1,200 GPs surveyed, the vast majority (99%) say their practices are offering telehealth options, including phone and video calls. President of the Royal Australian...

Stabbing Near Ceduna

A woman has been arrested following a stabbing in the Far West, near Ceduna last night. Just after 9pm on Wednesday 13 May police and paramedics were called to Miller Street in Koonibba, a town about 40 km west of Ceduna, after reports that a man had been stabbed inside a...

GM Crops Pass Parliament

Farmers across the Eyre Peninsula will now have the freedom to grow GM crops as the legislation to lift the genetically modified moratorium in South Australia passed in parliament. The lift will give farmers the certainty to plan well in advance for the 2021 grain growing season. Minister for Primary Industries and...

Alarming Number of Parents Not Restraining Car Seats Properly

The RAA have launched South Australia’s first virtual child restraint fitting safety sessions online for parents and carers in an effort to reduce road trauma across the EP and SA as a whole. The launch follows an audit by the RAA revealing an overwhelming majority of child restraints not being used...