Saturday, 19 September 2020
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Looking ahead

Looking ahead

The Orbost Chamber of Commerce and Industry has pushed through COVID-19 as it makes plans to spark the area’s economy in the aftermath of a destructive 2020 thus far. The chamber has a number of ideas in motion as the year progresses having met via Zoom while restriction have been enforced. The chamber reported the restrictions have had a variable effect on local businesses with restaurants,...
Timber workers left destitute

Timber workers left destitute

Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, has again refused to meet with seven Far East Gippsland timber contractors and save their jobs. Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, said she was appalled at Minister Symes’ lack of compassion when she called on her to meet with haulage and harvest operators during question time last week. “For months I have been calling on the minister to...
Poem for the times

Poem for the times

As the region continues to recover and rebuild after the devastating 2019/20 bushfires, a poem penned 83 years ago reveals a relevancy today. Dallas Golby recently uncovered a poem written by her mother, Nance, when she was just 12 years old about bushfires. Nance Gilbert was born and grew up in Orbost, her family having property there and in Buchan/Buchan South. Her sister, Mary Gilbert, was a...
Picking up

Picking up

As restrictions relating to COVID-19 have started to ease in recent weeks, the region is slowly picking up business with visitors easing in to once again enjoying the outdoors. While visitors have not exactly poured into the region, it is hoped that increased visitation over the recent Queen’s Birthday long weekend was the kickstart needed to rebuild after drought, fires and coronavirus. Georgie...
Loving the new school room

Loving the new school room

Cann River P-12 College principal, Bruce Spink, staff and students are thrilled with the recent additions to the school. The college has a wonderful new permanent modular building that students in prep, grade one and two and students studying VCE and VCAL subjects have been able to enjoy since they returned to face-to-face learning on May 26, the remainder of the college’s students returning on...
Captain’s Queen’s Birthday honours

Captain’s Queen’s Birthday honours

Bemm River Fire Brigade captain, Russell Pardew, received on Monday the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The honour comes to Russell after more than 47 years of service with CFA. As a Captain of Bemm River Brigade and Group Officer of the Orbost Group, Russell has dedicated much of his time developing working relationships with...

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