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2 years ago - January 14 to 27, 2022

2 years ago

January 14 to 27, 2022

Ocean Grove pushed past 100 active official COVID cases as staff shortages put a strain on local businesses.

Ocean Grove had 119 active cases on Thursday, but that figure is likely to be far higher with asymptomatic cases and a backlog of test results.

4 years ago

January 15 to 29, 2020

Bellarine Peninsula residents have been warned that the bushfire season could last well into March.

Ocean Grove CFA 1st lieutenant Adam Wakling said local residents are not immune to experiencing similar devastation to bushfires that have engulfed large parts of Victoria and New South Wales.

6 years ago

January 17 to 30, 2018

Western Victoria Region MP Simon Ramsay has called on the Victorian Government to direct VicRoads to investigate a second bridge option for Barwon Heads.

“It is a matter of urgency given traffic delays, congestion and traffic accidents that have happened during, and because of, high visitation to the region and the establishment of a 60,000-satellite city population at Armstrong Creek,“ Mr Ramsay, who lives in Barwon Heads, said.

8 years ago

January 20 to February 2, 2016

Barwon Heads resident Sally Smith last week finally got to thank three brave women, who saved her life just days before Christmas.

The Voice helped track down Ocean Grove’s Louise Challis, and Geelong’s Shonah Friswell and Donna Larkins, who rescued Sally at Raafs Beach on 18 December.