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Whyalla And YP Schools To Take Part In RAA's Street Smart High Program

Moonta Area School, Port Broughton Area School and Whyalla High School will all be taking part in RAA’s Street Smart High, road safety education program today. The program runs from roughly 9am to 2pm and features lessons from guest speakers, with interviews and explanations of crash scenes. Road crashes are one of...

Locum Doctors Paid Thousands Per Day To Cover Regional Emergency Shifts

Locum doctors are being offered up to $2600 a shift to work in one of 16 country hospitals as SA Health struggles to staff emergency departments in rural and regional centres. Of the 16 hospitals seeking GPs for emergency shifts from now until the end of the year, nine are in...

TLAP Has Been Extended In Port Pirie For Another 10 Years

The Marshall Government and Nyrstar have confirmed the extension of the Targeted Lead Abatement Program (TLAP) in Port Pirie for another 10 years, from 2024 to 2034. One of the key objectives and immediate goals of the program includes targeting lead in the air and blood lead levels in children, however...

Red Cross Seeking Interest In Quorn Farm First Aid Training

  The Red Cross are seeking expressions of interest for a Farm First Aid Training opportunity from primary producers, farm workers and contactors in Quorn. Incidents involve workers and bystanders and occur in a range of circumstances and in a variety of farm and agricultural areas. The free course is delivered by an...

Lamb In Orroroo Discovered With Fifth Leg

A five-legged sheep has been spotted in Orroroo by wool farmer and shearer, Sam Kuerschner. About three weeks ago, the Mid-North farmer and his father spotted the lamb with an unusual appendage coming from its head. Polymelia is a rare, but not unheard of, congenital condition in which animals — and sometimes humans —...

A Tragic End To The Story Of A Missing Port Augusta Teenager

The body of a teenager has been found beside a road in Leigh Creek, and is believed to be that of missing Port Augusta teenager, Mason Szanto. Mr Szanto was last seen on Sunday, October 3 near the Leigh Creek sports oval after traveling to the area with his girlfriend to...

SES Volunteer Information Sessions On The YP This Week

The SES is holding information sessions for potential volunteers in the Yorke Peninsula this week. SES District Officer for Yorke, Philip Smith, says the sessions are a great opportunity to find out about the flexible volunteering and training options available. Roles available include both operational and non-operational positions, with non-operational positions such...

Mobile Blood Donor Centre In Port Pirie This Week

Port Pirie will host the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Mobile Donor Centre this week. From today (October 19) to Friday (October 22), blood donations can be made at the Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre on Mary Elie Street. New research from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has shown, people wearing blood donation bandages are...

Local Jobs Programs Launching In Whyalla And Port Augusta

Two employment programs aimed at job seekers in Whyalla and Port Augusta are set to be launched by the Local Jobs Program, an initiative of the Federal Government's Covid recovery plan. The two local recovery projects being rolled out are Jobs 4 Locals, which is a pre-employment program, and Strong Women...