Clare Hospital theatre closed due to damage

Clare Hospital’s surgical theatre has been closed while repairs are undertaken to the ceiling of an adjacent store room. It has left the hospital without access to its operating theatre for maternity, emergency or elective surgeries, which have been diverted to Gawler hospital in the interim. Clare Hospital acting director of nursing, Tara Conlon, said […]

Volunteers celebrated

To celebrate Volunteer Week, Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) held a thank you event on Monday night at Balaklava Sports Club, with a large crowd attending. WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, thanked everyone for their efforts within the district, and presented two Premier’s certificates of recognition for outstanding volunteer service to Victor Marriott and Kossie Chegwyn. Balaklava […]

Paxton Square Cottages set for a re-vamp

Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, announced the Regional Council of Goyder has been awarded $400,000 through the Australian Heritage Grants program.  The grant will assist the Regional Council of Goyder to reconstruct the communal spaces of Paxton Square Cottages and develop the historic site as a first class tourism facility. The project will help […]

Warning: Watch out for wild mushrooms

South Australians are reminded not to pick and eat wild mushrooms (pictured above), as a variety of poisonous mushrooms start to pop up following recent rain. SA Health’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, said that while some wild mushrooms are edible, there are others that can resemble supermarket varieties but contain poisons that […]