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The signs are all good for Bell’s Milk Bar

Saturday, 28th April, 2012

BACK TOGETHER: Everything’s in order again for Bell’s Milk Bar owner Jason King. BACK TOGETHER: Everything’s in order again for Bell’s Milk Bar owner Jason King.

The famous “Drinks” sign has been returned to Bell’s Milk Bar in Patton Street.

And thanks to generous local support, all the historic metal signs have now been freshly fabricated, strengthened and powder coated.

The “Drinks” sign was saved from a life in a shed and reunited with Bell’s Milk Bar owner Jason King after a local man saw an article in the BDT about the sign having been stolen. 

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City honours the fallen

Thursday, 26th April, 2012

'MEMORABLE DAY': Ex-Servicemen are applauded as they march down Argent Street. 'MEMORABLE DAY': Ex-Servicemen are applauded as they march down Argent Street.

Largest attendance seen in years

By Emily Roberts

The 97th anniversary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli was commemorated yesterday with one of the biggest services seen in the city for many years.

A number of special guests attended the service, among them Naval Deputy Chief Trevor Jones who came as a representative of the Australian Navy.

Deputy Chief Jones said he also came  for the service because his father lives here.

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Mural features local faces

Saturday, 21st April, 2012

COLLAGE HOMAGE: Geoff DeMain with the latest of his murals to grace the city on the Iodide Street wall of the ABC studios. COLLAGE HOMAGE: Geoff DeMain with the latest of his murals to grace the city on the Iodide Street wall of the ABC studios.

Geoff De Main, Broken Hill’s own mural man, has done it again!

Travellers driving past the ABC radio studios in Argent Street will catch sight of his celebration of local identities in his latest public art project, a hommage to the achievers and icons of the Silver City.

The massive art work was installed yesterday, eight years after the ABC’s local manager Andrew Schmidt came up with the idea.

Geoff De Main was an obvious choice for the project, said Mr Schmidt, who wanted to honor and celebrate our city’s greats.

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Run of the mill

Thursday, 19th April, 2012

NEW HORIZONS: With a budget of $75 million and excitement amongst its founders, CBH’s processing mill is about to be commissioned.  PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt NEW HORIZONS: With a budget of $75 million and excitement amongst its founders, CBH’s processing mill is about to be commissioned. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

CBH infrastructure commissioning days away

 By Paula Doran

Broken Hill’s newest mine will begin the integral commissioning process of key infrastructure within days. 

Despite a last minute hitch with a water pump, which has delayed the launch of CBH Resource’s Rasp Mine mill by a few days, chief operating officer Visko Sulicich told local media the decade-long journey to commissioning would soon be complete. 

CBH bought the disused lease over the central part of the Line of Lode, (around 3.8 kilometres worth) in 2001.

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Most trucks won’t use haul road: Consultant

Thursday, 19th April, 2012

A proposed $8 million haulage road would not be used by most of the trucks travelling through Broken Hill, according to the consultant responsible for the plan.

The detour road would instead be used mainly by Perilya trucks travelling between the company’s southern operations and Potosi mine.

Perilya has agreed to contribute $2 million towards the cost of the road including labour and materials.

City Council would pay $1 million and it is now lobbying the state and federal governments for the remaining $5 million. 

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