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Driver off the market

By Meg Kennedy Local property mogul John Kontek recently found himself in some less-than-prime real estate: the Bacchus Marsh Courthouse. Mr Kontek appeared before Magistrate Letizia...

Time to pen a story

By Meg Kennedy It’s time to dust off the notebooks and get typing, as the annual Peter Carey Short Story Award is back on again...

Trash or Treasure?

By Meg Kennedy A Ballan op-shop is close to becoming a dumping ground for hard rubbish – and its local volunteers are paying the price. The...

Jail for ‘stupid decisions’

By Meg Kennedy Former Ballan resident Melissa Imberger will spend the next two months behind bars, following a string of charges; including driving whilst disqualified,...

A few days of buses on Ballarat line

The time to plan your travel, and allow more time, is now as buses are set to replace V/Line trains on the Ballarat line. From...

TrailRider allows everyone to experience the bush

By Meg Kennedy The word ‘Sherpa’ may evoke images of the chilling, unforgiving extremes of the Himalayas; but a program that creates accessibility for everyone...

Thieves target Parks depot

By Meg Kennedy Over $10,000 worth of equipment has been stolen and damaged at the Parks Victoria Depot in Bacchus Marsh, creating potentially dangerous setbacks...

Explore the forests, never been easier

A new smartphone app to encourage the community to get out and about in our local state parks and forests, is now available on...

Teenager dies after roll-over

By Meg Kennedy Rather than celebrating the Australia Day long weekend, two families are in mourning after another fatal accident on the Western Freeway near...

Calling Australia home

By Helen Tatchell “I’m an Australia Day Ambassador because this is my country, not by birth, but where I live,” George Ermer told the crowd...