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Canadian man missing

Police are appealing for public assistance in their search for missing man Brent. The 54-year-old was last seen at an address in Canadian near Ballarat on Saturday. Brent may be driving a 2006 Holden Crewman utility registered...

"Bewilderment' at Ballarat Base helipad restrictions

  A woman who campaigned for years for a helipad has expressed bewilderment over landing restrictions at the Ballarat Base Hospital. It comes after local media reported the air ambulance can only use the elevated landing site...

Council to establish advisory committee for LGBTIQA+ community

Council will establish an advisory committee to foster increased inclusivity for the LGBTIQA community. Onlookers cheered when councillors moved the motion, which could potentially see more pride events and flag-raising opportunities.  Mayor Daniel Moloney says it’s heartbreaking...

Hepburn Shire takes action on housing affordability

Hepburn Shire is taking action to combat housing affordability as increased prices drive workers out of the area. The council has adopted a policy to look at ways it can encourage affordable living through development strategies...

Ballarat built ventilator potentially India bound

A Ballarat designed and built ventilator could be on its way to India to help with that countries devastating coronavirus battle. Sandy Gray from Ballarat based mining equipment manufacturer Gekko, invented the portable device last year...

Ballarat Show Day makes way for Melbourne Cup Day holiday

Melbourne Cup Day will be Ballarat’s November public holiday for the next three years. Councillors passed the motion last night after feedback from the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society indicated they would not seek Show Day...

Smythes Creek speedster nabbed, car impounded

State Highway Patrol officers allegedly detected a driver travelling at 102km/h in a 60km/h zone on Cherry Flat Road in Smythes Creek yesterday. The black Holden Maloo ute was detected about 12.25pm. Police intercepted the car and...