‘Fair deal’ for small business

Farmer support – but Libs claim it’s more bureaucracy Les Pearson reports A BILL has been passed through State Parliament to establish a Small Business Commissioner, who would work to monitor the fair treatment of small businesses in their commercial dealings with other traders. Local farmers are reportedly backing the Bill, according to Labor Member […]

Skate park becoming a winner

CONSTRUCTION of Balaklava skate park is well underway, with concrete ramps being formed at the site off Wallace street in Balaklava’s parklands. Another $700 was added to the skate park fund from a raffle – which also gathered some donations from the community – organised by the Skate Park committee. This takes total cash donations […]

‘Lux’ it up at Blyth

Blyth Come and join the Blyth ladies to “Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Lux it up a little” in life’s simple pleasures of fun and friendship. The ladies meet once a month on Wednesday nights from 7.30pm at the primary school. November 2 will provide you with massage tips and December 7 will see some hot […]

Fish possession limits to catch interstate raiders

FISH possession limits are likely to be introduced by the State government in a bid to further protect South Australia’s fish stocks. The government recently released an options paper for the introduction of possession limits. Possession limits refer to the maximum number of fish anyone may have in their possession or control. The limits are […]

Advantage SA Regional Awards – winners named

WINNERS of the 2011 Advantage SA Regional Awards for Yorke and Mid North were announced last Wednesday. There were no winners from the Wakefield or Adelaide Plains regions. Orroroo Quilters received the Sony Centre Arts award for their strong focus and skilful work. The Elders Community Group award went to Gladstone Community Development and Tourism […]

Bus contract enquiry is closer

THE instigator behind establishing a Parliamentary Select Committee investigation into the school bus contract debacle is confident he has the numbers to get the committee approved. Liberal MLC, David Ridgway, told the Plains Producer he was keen to have a close look at the State government’s decision to award rural bus contracts to Victorian bus […]

Woman reported over cannabis

BALAKLAVA A 31-year-old Owen woman was reported by Balaklava police after they attended an address in Owen last Thursday and located six hydroponically grown cannabis plants in a grow room of the premises. The plants and equipment were seized. The woman was reported for cultivating cannabis and possession of equipment and will be summoned to […]

Vandals wreck walking trail

Bec O’Brien reports Thompson Beach residents are fuming after a thoughtless and destructive vandalism attack left the community’s much-loved northern walking trail a mess, with more than 100 young seedlings ripped from their guards, thrown across the path, snapped in half and crushed. Thompson Beach Progress Association vice-chairperson, Lee Slater, said the damage was allegedly […]

Police working to boost security

BALAKLAVA police are offering to inspect local businesses to help boost security after a recent spate of break-ins. Thieves struck again last week, this time raiding Balaklava Golf Club – a regular target – and a Viterra storage shed at Bowmans (see police news, Page 4). Balaklava office in charge, brevet sergeant Graham Olds, said […]

Thieves back for more

BALAKLAVA A FURTHER two break-ins were reported last week near Balaklava. On Thursday night or early Friday morning, an implement shed at the Balaklava Golf Course was broken into. A number of items were stolen, including an oxy-acetylene kit, two whipper snippers, an air hose with attached gauge, a vice, a mower and a hand […]