Easter races scratched

For the first time in 60 years, the Clare Easter races have been cancelled following a decision by the board of Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was made last week, stepping up initial plans to scale back the event to a no-spectator event. TRSA said the races were […]

Eisteddfod amongst community’s cancellations

THE annual Balaklava Eisteddfod, one of the biggest community events on the town’s calendar, has been cancelled. Usually held every August, the eisteddfod committee has decided to look to 2021 on the back of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, Covid-19. “Being guided by AESA (Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia) and the information coming from medical […]

Outfoxing a fox

A cheeky fox has been caught on camera by the Waldhuter family from Blyth who have been on a ‘fox hunt’ over the last three months trying to catch the cunning visitor who has been wreaking havoc amongst their pets. Laura Waldhuter watched, and filmed, in amazement as the fox came right up to her […]

Blyth road shoulder seal deal done

LOCAL truck drivers have shouldered the issue for several years but at long last, the State Government has confirmed it will widen the Blyth Plains Road, with works starting in a matter of weeks. Frome MP, Geoff Brock, confirmed the state government has brought forward the $3.5 million project, which will involve shoulder sealing for […]

Goyder gets green light

Works will begin on Saturday to improve several shoulders on the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and the Horrock’s Highway – the first step towards the speed limit of 110km/hr being reinstated. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the joint Federal and State Government Rural Roads Package project, which was funded by the Federal […]

Be careful what you clear

MANY people query what they can or can’t clear on roadsides, but be warned, if you clear anything you shouldn’t, you may be fined. In April 2019, an officer from the Department for Environment and Water inspected the intermittent clearance of roadside vegetation totalling approximately 3km on the Bowillia East Road at Kybunga following notification […]

Lucky escape after car-tipping collision

BALAKLAVA local, Terry Corcoran, is lucky to be alive after the Prado he was driving was hit and ‘flipped’ by another vehicle in the main street of Balaklava last Thursday morning. “I had just been to the post office and pulled out and started heading towards the primary school, when the car just came out […]