Coronavirus shuts city

City Hall has closed hundreds of public facilities in line with departmental directions to prevent all “non-essential” activity and slow the spread of COVID-19. The closures include City-managed golf courses, tennis courts, equestrian centres, community halls, exercise equipment, lawn bowls centres, public barbeques and drinking fountains. The closures complied with directives from Deputy Chief Health […]

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‘Desperately-needed’ clinic delayed

Alcohol and drug addiction kills a Geelong woman “each month”, according to those behind a proposal to build a “desperately-needed” women’s rehabilitation clinic at Mt Duneed. Foundation 61 director Rob Lytzki made the “conservative” estimate after Geelong council on Tuesday deferred a decision on the proposed eight-bed clinic to an independent panel. “Every month this […]

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Couple stranded off Uruguay

COVID-19 fears have stranded an elderly Highton couple on an Antarctic cruise ship off Uruguay as their family tries desperately to get them home. David and Estelle Cameron, in their 70s, are among 140 Australians and New Zealanders aboard the Ocean Atlantic, according to daughter Janelle Cameron-Lee. The couple left Australia late last month before […]

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From the Archives

  20 years ago March 24, 2000 A shooting range planned for Lara could pose a security threat to Barwon Prison, Corrections Minister Andre Haermeyer warned yesterday. His comments coincide with residents’ concerns about land devaluation, noise and safety fears. 15 years ago March 24, 2005 Geelong coach Mark Thompson yesterday shrugged off claims Cats […]

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Tools on the way to Buchan

Torquay Lions Club sent a truckload of tools to bushfire-ravaged Buchan in East Gippsland on Wednesday after receiving hundreds of donations throughout March. Ten members and a driver spent about 90 minutes loading the truck while trying to maintain distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, according to Torquay Lions Club president John Bell. “We did all […]

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Piers are fishermens friends

Although the weather isn’t favourable, anglers are still getting among some great fishing from all parts, even fresh or salt water. Inside Corio Bay has been producing some great land-based action for pinkie snapper, Cunningham Pier and around ‘Fisherman’s Pier’ are two of the hotspots at the moment and if out in a boat just […]

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