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7 years ago - April 12 to 25, 2017

7 years ago

April 12 to 25, 2017

A shortage of volunteers over Easter has meant that Ocean Grove Fire Brigade might have to scale down its annual Good Friday Appeal.

Although the main collection point on The Terrace will continue, the brigade will probably only have the use of one truck to do its collection rounds and the popular ‘town run’ will not occur this year.

5 years ago

April 24 to May 7, 2019

Two-time Australian Olympian David McNeill set a new race record to claim the 8km crown at the 40th annual Sheepwash Classic at Barwon Heads on Saturday.

Up to 600 participants took part in this year’s Sheepwash Classic 8km and 4km events in warm autumn sunshine and blue skies on 20 April.

3 years ago

April 23 to May 6, 2021

Chief health officer Brett Sutton is being called on to investigate potential links between Geelong council’s mosquito spraying program and the “high rate” of leukemia in Barwon Heads over an 18-year period.

Geelong-based Senator Sarah Henderson, who attended Tuesday’s public hearing for the Senate inquiry into a possible cancer cluster in Barwon Heads, urged Professor Sutton to broaden a health department investigation into the issue to include any Victorian diagnosed with leukemia who “may have a connection with the coastal town”.

1 year ago

April 21 to May 4, 2023

With rumours circulating about the potential delay or even scrapping of the Geelong Fast Rail project, Geelong organisations have begun voicing their concerns.

As recently as November last year, the state government was spruiking Geelong Fast Rail as part of its Big Build.