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LETTER: ‘Global warming’ not council’s role

Maree Thompson, Mount Gambier I HAVE to take issue with the letter in Wednesday's edition of The Border Watch from Ralph Meznar regarding Mount Gambier...

OPINION: City Council gets it right on fossil fuel vote

MOUNT Gambier City Council made the correct decision last week when it voted not to condemn new conventional gas and oil exploration licences in...

OPINION: Doubts raised over ‘drier’ season as winter arrives

A SODDEN mat of multi-colour leaves lay across the grass like old wet carpet. Officially, it is day four of winter and rioting tree tops...

OPINION: Politics a key discussion point ahead of election

STEPPING inside a hair salon in one of our nation's capitals, a gentleman was getting his hair cut. "There's not much on top - I...

OPINION: Queensland fires reignite memories

SADLY I am old enough to remember Ash Wednesday in Mount Gambier - the heat, the smoke, the dead sheep and live stock all burnt to death.[...]

City rec centre put to vote

DISTRIBUTION of the community survey on whether Mount Gambier residents back the proposed $39.1m community and recreation hub proposed for the city starts today. The...

OPINION: Voters may punish ‘missing-in-action’ councilors

SOME months ago I wrote there was a possibility the number of candidates seeking positions as councillors at the November election could match a...

OPINION: Plenty of opportunity for school leavers to ride the sheep’s back

IT IS 7.15am and "Stubbie" walks up the steps of a South East shearing shed. Along the shearing board, he stops at number three stand and clicks his handpiece onto a down tube connected to an electric[...]

OPINION: Money can grow on trees

I NOTE calls from the forestry industry to plant a billion new trees and the issue of water rights, plus opportunities for our most important industry.Carbon credits is a core issue and one recent and accurate estimate is that an[...]

OPINION: Comment sought on proposed domestic violence laws

NOBODY could see bruises on Jean’s neck. But in the heat of an argument with her partner, he tried to strangle her and today Jean...

OPINION: Put $40m sports centre plan to public vote

MY question to mayor Andrew Lee was simple enough: “Would you consider a ratepayer poll to decide the issue over the $40m indoor sports...

OPINION: Big opportunity for city-centric government to change

BETTER road, rail, air services, mobile phone coverage and access to quality broadband internet will help grow rural and regional Australia, according to a...

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