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Whyalla Child Care Centre to See Support Through Relief Package.

A Whyalla child care centre will be one of eight council-run child care centers from across the state to receive government support through a relief package. The support aims to target child care centres who have suffered a significant loss following the virus. The investment will see the State Government match the...

Open Your World Launches To Lift Community and Individual Wellbeing

A new website has been launched by the state government to help support locals mental, physical, social and community wellbeing following an unprecedented start to 2020 through bushfires and the pandemic. The ground-breaking strategy Open Your World will be a single source of information with a dedicated website promoting wellbeing, including tips on staying...

Additional Treatment for Locals with Cardiovascular Disease

More residents on the Eyre Peninsula living with cardiovascular disease may now have access to an additional treatment option on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Figures show one Australian dies every 12 minutes from cardiovascular disease, making it our country's leading cause of death. Cardiologist, Professor Stephen Nicholls, says the expanded listing...

Mikkira Station Opens It's Gates for the Winter Season

Locals can now enjoy the Lower Eyre Peninsula’s Mikkira Station as it reopens its gates for the winter season. While camping restrictions have been in place across the states National parks, the Mikkira station is a private property of up to 600 archers of land available for visitors to camp; with...

Locals Embrace Telehealth Services

Thousands of South Australians are embracing the use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, with sessions up by nearly 150%.. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade says more than 17,500 sessions occurred from February to April, and since then they’ve have pursued innovative ways to broaden the use of...

Police Target Distracted Drivers

South Australian Police have begun Operation Fatal distraction targeting drivers using their mobile phones while driving in an ongoing bid to reduce crashes caused by distracted drivers. The state-wide operation will focus on distraction based offences in relation to mobile phone use, interacting with social media and any other behaviour which...

Drivers become Complacent During Pandemic

Motorists across the Peninsula are urged to take a pledge to drive more safely after a new survey suggests we've become more complacent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 2 in 3 Australian drivers admit to speeding with that figure increasing 17% during the lockdown period. Mobile phone use behind the wheel...

Drug Drivers Detected

Eyre and Western Highway Patrols have detected two drug drivers at Port Lincoln yesterday. Just after 11am on Monday 4 May, police stopped a Holden station wagon on the Lincoln Highway and drug tested the driver. He allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine. A 35-year-old Port Lincoln man was issued with...

Eight Drivers Pinned in PL with One Topping the High Range List

Eyre and Western police have pinned 8 drink and drug drivers in Port Lincoln over the weekend including one who blew more than six-times over the legal limit with a child in the car. On Saturday 2nd May police received information from the public about an intoxicated driver, shortly after police...

Emergency Cash Grants To Small Businesses Suffering Major Losses

More than 1000 small businesses and not-for-profits impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will receive a one-off $10,000 emergency cash grant this week. The extra cash comes under the Marshall liberal government’s strong plan to save jobs and local businesses throughout the economic crisis. Those to benefit from the financial relief will include businesses...