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No commitment to passenger rail return

No commitment to passenger rail return

NEITHER of the two major parties are committed to returning passenger trains to Mildura 10 months out from the next state election. Labor has not indicated support for restoring the service while in government, with a spokesperson last year instead talking up the...

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Lone Pine replaced

Lone Pine replaced

BEFORE Christmas the 'Weekly brought you the story of the Lone Pine tree that was cut down and stolen from the Merbein Cemetery where it had been growing for the past six years after having been planted in 2015 the Centenary year of the landings at Gallipoli in...

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Funding to make priority projects a reality

Funding to make priority projects a reality

THE Federal Government is investing $5,409,635 in priority projects across Mallee, supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Made possible under the third phase of the Australian...

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Plan for show return in full swing

Plan for show return in full swing

CANCELLED in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the Mildura Show Society are excited to host the return of this iconic community event. Welcoming Jo Rodda as new show secretary for the event, the committee is looking forward to the experience Jo brings as the coordinator...

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MDC building to start mid 2022

MDC building to start mid 2022

HAILED as a game changer in the domestic violence and sexual assault sector, the new $10 million Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) is being built on the site of the old Mildura Post Office and former O’Malley’s tavern, located on the corner of Deakin Avenue and Eighth...

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No train pain

No train pain

A MAN who was left in “intolerable” pain after taking a bus from Mildura to Melbourne is frustrated more isn’t being done to restore passenger train services to the state’s northwest. Glenn James, 83, who has severe spinal damage from a condition called scoliosis,...

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Tim and Dan just the ticket

Tim and Dan just the ticket

FOLLOWING the Wentworth Shire Council election in December, the successful candidates were officially sworn into their roles as Councillors on Monday this week. The swearing in ceremony was followed by the election of a new Mayor and Deputy. Councillor Tim Elstone was...

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Doctors in training to fill shortages

Doctors in training to fill shortages

FIFTEEN students were selected as part of the initial intake into Victoria's first end-to-end rural medical program – a partnership established in 2019 between La Trobe and the University of Melbourne, designed to help solve Victoria's rural doctor shortage. The...

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Cancer care closer to home on the way

Cancer care closer to home on the way

WORK has begun on Mildura's new cancer treatment centre. A radiation therapy bunker is set to open at Mildura Health Private Hospital next year after construction started at the site. Currently, local cancer patients needing radiation therapy have to travel, often to...

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Daycare educator celebrates 40 years

Daycare educator celebrates 40 years

JESSICA Harrison has lost count of the number of children she's educated and cared for at home during the past four decades. The 64-year-old Mildura mother and grandmother first opened her doors as a Family Day Care Educator in November, 1981. What began as an...

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