Park vigil sends a message

ABOUT 200 people gathered at Rosalind Park on Tuesday to attend a vigil in honour of Eurydice Dixon, following her alleged rape and murder in Melbourne last week. Despite the cold and damp conditions and the late notice, the 5.30pm vigil attracted men, children as...

New life for old chapel

THE recently refurbished mortuary chapel at Bendigo Cemetery was opened on Friday. The gothic revival style mortuary chapel, built in 1873, was in a very poor condition and was closed to the public due to health and safety concerns. Refurbishment works to repair the...

Parks lead the way for Bendigo dogs

WORK has started on the first stage of new dog parks at Truscott Reserve, California Gully and Allingham Street, Kangaroo Flat. City of Greater Bendigo council’s Aaron Lindsay said the stage one works at both sites include installation of fencing, provision of water...

Multicultural view on business

Business opportunities presented by Bendigo’s growing and changing multicultural communities will be the focus of a Reaching New Markets forum on Wednesday. Rural Australians for Refugees Bendigo spokesperson Marie Bonne said banks, real estate agencies, pharmacies...

Ross takes his next step

ROSS White’s long service as Bendigo’s cobbler will end on June 23 at 1pm when he closes the door of his Williamson Street shop for the last time and with a lot of sadness. Mr White’s career started in the same shop 35 years ago when he began his apprenticeship in...

On the move

A major clean-up of the old Bendigo Gasworks has uncovered some fascinating artefacts. These include a dangerous looking weed cutting punt once used by the rowing club at Lake Weeroona and the trucks from one of Bendigo’s steam trams, which were built for use in...

MP fires up over bills

PENSIONERS are facing winter power bills without the offset of the $14 a-fortnight energy supplement, according to Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters. Labor is preparing to lobby cross bench senators before a vote on the 2018-19 budget. Cutting the supplement was first...

Talking about health

EAGLEHAWK Secondary College student Sharni Franks said she would act if she suspected a classmate was suffering mentally. Before she attended the YMCA Youth Summit on mental health and wellbeing last week, Sharni said she may have just assumed the same classmate was...

An ice fundraising idea

BSE College students raised awareness of MND this week in a most chilling way. Nine staff were up for the challenge to have a bucket of ice water tipped on their head. Students voted with their donations to choose the top two to receive the dump of icy water. They...


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