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Lincoln Residents Urged to Renew Pet Rego

The City of Port Lincoln Council is urging local residents to renew their pet’s registration, before the end of this month. Currently, only 61 per cent of dogs and 84 per cent of cats in the council area have had their registration renewed, with late fines issued to owners that don’t...

EP Locals Urged to Nominate For Landcare Awards

Landcare are searching for individuals, groups and organizations across the EP to nominate for the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Champion Awards, before submissions close next month. The awards highlight those in the community who make an outstanding contribution to protecting and improving the Australian landscape. Nominations are encouraged from sustainable farmers...

Kimba Art Prize Entries Close

EP artists have until the end of today to submit their entry forms for the 2021 Kimba Art Prize. Whilst the forms need to be in by close by business, artists have until Friday of next week to freight it to Kimba for the exhibition. The Prize will showcase photography and fine...

Whalers Way Project Resistance

New developments for an orbital launch complex at Whalers Way have received a number of concerns from EP locals, with a Change dot com petition to save the coastline receiving over 500 signatures. If approved, the complex will become the first site in Australia capable of launching commercial satellites into orbit. The...

New Ag Visa to Help EP Fishing Industry

A new ag visa will allow foreigners to work in the local fishing industry from next month. The Federal Government says the new visa will be available to workers in the farming, fishing, meat processing and forestry industries. Local Port Lincoln fisherman John Isle  says it's a positive step. "With an average age...

Thousands Turn Out for Tumby Light Festival

The Illuminate Adelaide light festival in Tumby Bay has been hailed a success. 5,000 people attended the festival between August 13th and 20th, with over 2,500 people visiting the Illuminate sites on Saturday. The free event featured digital murals and new light-based augmentation added to existing mural art, with an added augmented reality Sculpture Park. Photo: Eyre Peninsula...

New Ambulance Officers Heading to EP

24 new ambulance officers will head to rural communities including Whyalla and Ceduna. The South Australian government's been recruiting ambulance trainees and the first of seventy-four are now on the road. Recruitment of a further 58 is expected to be complete by April and those officers will be sent to places including the Eyre Peninsula. They'll...

Call for Online Autism Screening Help

Flinders University is calling on families across rural and remote parts of the EP to help develop online autism screening programs. The Autism Detection in Early Childhood program helps to diagnose autism in toddlers, and is moving online to help more people intervene early in their child’s development. Researchers from the university would...

Lock Kerbside Bin Collection Changes

The District Council of Elliston is reminding residents in the township of Lock that kerbside collection of red bins will change from September 13th. The red bins are for general waste and will be collected every Friday. Yellow recycling bins will be picked up every second Friday. You can get more info by calling the...

EP Reminder to Complete Census

Two weeks on from Census night the Bureau of Statistics has begun sending officers into the community to remind people who still haven't completed theirs.   They'll also be armed with paper forms for those who'd rather do it the old fashioned way. So far more than 8.7 million census forms have been collected. Locals can still...