Police and Emergencies
COLAC’S jobless rate has fallen from an eight-year high and bucked rising trends in Victoria and Australia.
COLAC teen Taylah Walters says an “overwhelming show of public support” has reaffirmed she deserves recognition for her work as a youth councillor.
A DRIVER has failed to give way at a notorious Colac intersection, resulting in two people going to hospital.
COLAC’S Carols by Candlelight will remain at Memorial Square despite two elm tree branches falling at the square in the past month.
BIRREGURRA and Gellibrand residents are demanding temporary mobile phone towers remain in their towns during fire season, with the support of their federal MP.
AN assault and drunken “toolies” have kept police busy during Schoolies Week celebrations at Lorne.
DRUG crime has increased almost 50-per-cent in the Colac Otway and Surf Coast shires during the past year.
A DISTRACTED tourist and his passengers avoided serious injuries when their rental car hit a tree which fell onto the vehicle in the Otways.
A COLAC district woman’s family has lost all its possessions in the super typhoon which devastated the Philippines.
AN unlicensed driver who fell asleep at the wheel of a borrowed car has escaped a crash in the Colac district with minor injuries.