AFTER more than 18 months of uncertainty, surgical services at Balaklava Hospital’s operating theatre have been relocated to Clare and District Hospital, effective immediately as from last Tuesday, March 16. In a statement provided by SA Health and attributed to Yorke and Northern Local Health Network CEO, Roger Kirchner, it stated ‘the decision to relocate […]

Jenny’s driving a new road

OWEN resident and retired truckie, Jenny Colman, has been named Trailblazer Driver of the Year, in the inaugural Women in Trucking Australia’s International Women’s Day Awards. The awards shine a light on women who have contributed significantly to the trucking industry, with the Trailblazer award recognising women who’ve hung up their truck keys for the […]

River to link silo art

SILO art is all the rage, and Balaklava is joining the craze to improve the town and attract visitors to the district! Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) is in the process of designing artwork for the three sets of silos along the railway corridor facing Railway Terrace, all linked by the concept of the River Wakefield. […]

Major main street works set to start

MAJOR civil works set to begin on Edith Terrace and George Street in Balaklava will cause disruption to the area for several weeks. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) and contractors will be completely replacing the kerb and water table on Edith Terrace between Balco and the Terminus Hotel drive through, while on George Street, the same […]

Parting with plastic

South Australia’s historic ban on single-use plastic products began on March 1 with drinking straws, stirrers and cutlery prohibited from sale, supply or distribution across the state. The ban is the first of its kind across Australia and follows the ground-breaking legislation passing Parliament last year. South Australia is the first state in Australia to […]

Growing healthy eating habits

THIS year has been declared International Year of Fruits and Vegetables by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The goal of this is to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology, and to reduce food loss and waste. With the COVID pandemic around the world, the importance of […]

Budget pump-up for street plans

Further works in Hamley Bridge and Balaklava’s main street developments have been given the green light after Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) committed an extra $500,000 grant funding to the project. The Main Street Upgrade project, supported by the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program, now covers street spraying in Balaklava for Howe Street and Edith Terrace […]