The Border Watch : January 8th 2016
6 NEWS I N a timely announcement with Australia’s Cricket World Cup victory still fresh in the minds of sports fans, the Limestone Coast has been revealed as the host of the 2016 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships. The news was officially announced at Mount Gambier’s Frew Park by a host of regional dignitaries and representatives of South Australian Cricket Association and Cricket Australia. M OUNT Gambier City Council will beef up the city’s closed circuit surveillance network with new state-ofthe-art cameras following a funding windfall. The State Government has allocated $40,000 for an overhaul of the city’s suite of ageing closed circuit television cameras as part of a statewide initiative to improve safety in public areas. Limestone Coast police control and monitor the city’s surveillance network, which includes around 40 cameras scattered across the inner-city. M OUNT Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee has called for South Australia to align its time zone to the eastern states as the clock ticks to the most radical change in time zones in more than 100 years. This follows the State Government holding a regional forum in Mount Gambier on the three options being explored: aligning with the eastern states, moving closer to Western Australia or retaining the current time zone. A SECOND Mount Gambier family has approached the media with claims their loved one died at the city’s public hospital alone, following relatives finding him deceased in his room. This follows the Moore family calling for a coronial inquest in early March after claiming husband and father Rodney Moore was “overlooked” by staff and died alone in the medical ward. In a similar claim, grieving VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au In the fourth instalment of a 1 h APRIL DELIVERED: A crane begins to move the five-and-a-half tonne MRI from a delivery truck to the front entrance of the Mount Gambier Hospital. OUNT Gambier Hospital celebrated a major medical milestone with the arrival of the region’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner. The M mother Jenni Hunter said her son Michael O’Brien died alone in the medical ward of the Mount Gambier Hospital on March 3, 2015. She claims a family member found Michael deceased in his room with the hospital staff unaware of his passing. A MOUNT Gambier drug and alcohol counselling service claims it is seeing clients as young as 14 taking the drug ice, and know of school students who have turned to prostitution to feed their illicit drug habit. This was the sobering message yesterday from Baptist Care, which is at the coalface of the city’s drug and alcohol scourge. The organisation provides a free service for young people living in the Limestone Coast who are struggling with drug and alcohol use. T IMBER processing giant Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) will pour $13.5m into its Mount five-and-a-half tonne scanner was lifted into the front entrance by crane and then pushed along the corridor on dolly wheels and makeshift steel tracks to the Gambier Jubilee Highway greenmill in a move to compete against “extreme” pressures in the market. Around 250 workers were told during an on-site “toolbox” meeting this week of the major capital upgrade. The Mount Gambier investment will deliver a new log positioning infeed and a state-of-the-art curve sawing gang sawline, which will significantly boost efficiency. OUNT Gambier’s retail footprint continues to mushroom amid news two national and high-profile stores will open in the city. The former Mitre 10 building on the corner of Commercial Street West and White Avenue – which has been mothballed for three years - will soon house Super Cheap Auto (SCA) and Boating Camping Fishing (BCF). Around $1m will be spent on the prominent building for renovations, which are now in full swing. M REMEMBRANCE: Sam Jenner, from the Australian Army Cadet Unit parades the Anzac Flame during the Anzac Day dawn service. HE region paused for historic Anzac Day services to mark 100 years since the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli. Thousands of people participated in the poignant dawn service ceremony in Mount Gambier, while other events across the South East were well attended. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson said it was important to observe traditions like the Anzac Day dawn service and other commemorative activities to mark the anniversary and teach the significance of Anzac Day. T redeveloped Benson Radiology clinic. The arrival was the culmination of a long community campaign to secure the equipment. THE Mount Gambier Showgrounds exploded with colour on April 12 with colour run participants helping to raise more than $17,000 for the Mount Gambier Childcare Centre and Destiny Rescue. About 800 people COLOURFUL the Mount Gambier Childcare Centre and Destiny Rescue. 6 - The Border W participated in the inaugural event organised by Mount Gambier’s Jade Maiden and Tammy Flier with participants running through a four kilometre track being blasted with bright coloured corn flour throughout.
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