The Border Watch : January 16th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org DECEMBER 2013: News that made headlDECEMBER 2013: News that made headlinesines DEMOLITION of the old Mount Gambier hospital and the region repositioning itself to move on from the sell-off of ForestrySA plantations dominated headlines in 2013 as investment in the timber sector helped turn around an industry downturn. Crime, community and individual achievements, council debates and the federal election also caught public attention. In this special feature, we look back, day by day, on the key stories of each month. DECEMBER 3 MORE than 1000 participants took to some of the most scenic streets of Mount Gambier on Sunday to participate in the annual Blue Lake Fun Run. DECEMBER 4 SOUTH Australia’s transport department has begun ripping out roadside crash markers across the region, triggering an angry and emotional backlash from civic leaders and families who have been tragically touched by road trauma. DECEMBER 6 A MOUNT Gambier business leader has called on shoppers in the lead-up to Christmas to support local traders in a move to underpin thousands of retail jobs in the city. DECEMBER 10 A YOUNG boy was fl own to Adelaide with serious head injuries after he was struck by a car while cycling to school on the Riddoch Highway at Moorak yesterday morning. DECEMBER 12 THE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fl ags are expected to be permanently displayed in the Mount Gambier City Council chamber, but the Union Jack fl ag and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth could disappear. DECEMBER 13 THE slab is being poured and the community is a major step closer to having a new ambulance station in Mount Gambier. It has been 18 months since the South Australian Ambulance Service was awarded a $3.4m Federal Government grant for the new station. DECEMBER 17 THE Mount Gambier cycling lobby will step up its public campaign to fi ght for the introduction of part-time bike lanes on Penola Road with a mass ride to the civic centre tonight. DECEMBER 18 THE region’s timber plantation sector has rallied together to attract major international investors to the region in a bid to create new markets for the signifi cant surplus wood fi bre resource. DECEMBER 19 MOUNT Gambier City Council has called for the state’s transport department to intervene in the bike lane issue by holding a public meeting to hear all sides of the growing debate. DECEMBER 20 THE anxious wait is fi nally over for hundreds of Year 12 students across the region with the release of the South Australian Certifi cate of Education (SACE) results yesterday. DECEMBER 24 SPENDING time with family, giving to those less fortunate and celebrating the birth of Jesus are on the Christmas wish list for many this festive season. DECEMBER 27 MILLIONS of dollars in new housing activity is scheduled in Mount Gambier for early next year following fi rst home buyers rushing to get in before a key construction stimulus grant is rolled back. DECEMBER 31 MOUNT Gambier’s fourth annual community New Year’s Eve celebrations hit off tonight with residents expected to fl ock to Vansittart Park to bring in the new year. AND THEY ARE OFF: Runners head off from the Bay Road start of the 10.4km section of the 2013 Blue Lake Fun Run. The Border Watch, Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11 BIKE LANE DEMAND: A group of Mount Gambier bike riders showed their support for proposed bike lanes in Mount Gambier by gathering at the civic centre as Mount Gambier City Council held its monthly meeting. MAJOR OPPORTUNITY: Laurie Hein, from Green Triangle Forest Products, stands with mounds of small logs in a radiata pine estate near Mount Gambier. A cluster of plantation growers came together to market surplus wood fi bre to international investors. NEWS 11 WATER STORM: Mount Gambier resident Marg Bilney waded knee-deep into a Mount Gambier stormwater retention basin as she spoke out about the danger the water bodies posed to children. JUMPING FOR JOY: Mount Gambier’s highest-achieving Year 12 students celebrated at the Main Corner after learning about their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank scores in the high 90s.
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