Deputy mayor named soon

WAKEFIELD REGIONAL COUNCIL The new Wakefield Regional Council is yet to decide who will be  deputy mayor after elected members deferred the appointment until the next and final council meeting of the year, on December 15. Councillors deferred the decision at last Wednesday’s council meeting. The next deputy mayor will be appointed for a one […]

Research on Wakefield whale

An autopsy has been carried out on the dead humpback whale floating in Gulf St Vincent, about 1km off Port Wakefield. Scientists from the South Australian Museum have been investigating the cause of death since the six metre whale was found by a local fisherman early last week. It was tied to a channel marker […]

CFS always set to go

Slow rebuild of fire stations no cause for alarm Les Pearson reports: BALAKLAVA and Hamley Bridge communities have been reassured both towns’ CFS brigades are still operational and efficient, despite the building of new fire stations stalling in recent weeks. Wakefield Plains CFS group officer, Chris Cowan, said both brigades had been responding well. The […]

Man called for help, then died

An injured driver died after calling police and telling them he was trapped in a wreckage after slamming into a tree at Lake View, between Snowtown and Redhill early last Friday morning. The 37-year-old Willaston man called emergency services at 3am telling them he was trapped by his legs, but did not know his exact […]

Schools likely to merge in 2013

Balaklava high and primary schools will now be expected to merge in 2013. The two school governing councils were informed of the extended amalgamation which was originally scheduled for as early as mid next year. Balaklava High School governing council chairwoman, Louise Michael, said the extension, advised last week, has given both governing councils “breathing […]

Legal advice sparks fresh WRC dispute

Les Pearson reports: WAKEFIELD Regional Council (WRC) claims legal advice received has cleared it of any wrongdoing after a motion was disputed by several community members. However, WRC was not out of hot water at last Wednesday’s meeting,  with some councillors questioning why ratepayer-funded legal advice was sought in the first place. The motion, passed […]

Golf results – November 24 2010

Balaklava men Yet again, our playing contingent was somewhat denuded by those pesky Pennants capers, although this week we can report that our brave, nay heroic flag-wavers did indeed triumph, over Kapunda, at Kapunda. Finishing on a high note were Mark Loy, Tate Michael and our glorious leader, presidente Bill Lokan, so to all, well […]