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‘Copter plan stalls

By Cameron WestonHOBSONS Bay City Council has grounded a plan by Burbank Homes to operate a helicopter from its Altona business park by refusing...

Officers begin hunt for hoons

By Briar SinclairWILLIAMSTOWN Traffic Management Unit (TMU) has already begun its annual hunt for hoons at summer burnout hotspots. Sergeant Graeme Lee said last weekend...

Scouting tradition

By Ann Marie THE Ould family is somewhat like a mini royal family of the district’s scouting movement. Matriarch Lesley Ould, 65, has been the 2nd...

Skilled

By Cameron WestonTHE skills shortage has led employers to look overseas when recruiting, but one local woman says there is an untapped pool of...

Youths on drink notice

By Cameron WestonYOUTHS caught drinking alcohol in Hobsons Bay will face a choice under a new program jointly run by police and the council. Police...

Boy dies rollerblading

A FIVE-year-old boy was killed following an accident at Altona Meadows last Saturday. The accident occurred about 5.30pm when a neighbour’s car travelling slowly on...

Former mayor dies after illness

FORMER Williamstown mayor Howard Whittaker OAM died last week after a long illness. Close friend Larry Noye said Mr Whittaker, 85, had left an indelible...

Butt out at the beach

By Cameron WestonMANY man-made environmental problems seem too big for an individual to tackle, but beach lovers gathered at Altona Beach last weekend to...

Push for disabled

By Cameron WestonCLIMBING a single step is a walkover for most people, but for those with a disability, even the smallest hurdles can be...

Fuel

By Kirsty RossPolice and firefighters were called around 5pm after the spill made its way into the lower Yarra River. Ken Brown, operations commander for...

Council turns off the taps

HOBSONS Bay City Council will remove selected beachside showers and taps in an effort to save water and combat vandalism. The decision follows similar moves...

Cruise of fun

By Cameron WestonTAKING a break from daily life is a pleasure that most people enjoy, but for youngsters battling illness, these moments have a...

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