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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

November, 2008

Cancer services leaving

Originally published: Thursday, 27th November, 2008

Cancer patients will be forced to leave the city for consultations unless the hospital can find another cancer specialist willing to provide clinics in Broken Hill.

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Call for fishing halt

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th November, 2008

The Darling River Action Group is calling for an immediate halt to the commercial catching of yabbies and native fish from the Menindee Lakes and Darling River.

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Long trip to town square

Originally published: Wednesday, 26th November, 2008

A traveller has been generous, or a local has a strange sense of humour, but either way a pair of shoes left in Argent Street on Wednesday certainly drew some attention.

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Labor policy "not enough"

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th November, 2008

The local ALP branch has joined union criticism of aspects of the Federal Government's new industrial relations policy.

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Teachers turn to new chapter

Originally published: Monday, 24th November, 2008

Two of Broken Hill High School's best loved science teachers will retire from the profession at the end of the year.

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Brock's big wish to become reality

Originally published: Saturday, 22nd November, 2008

Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Brock Harvey is off to the Sunshine Coast thanks to assistance from the Make A Wish Foundation.

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Global band recruits a boy from the bush

Originally published: Friday, 21st November, 2008

The work of local musician Myles Merritt appears set to take him to the land of the rising sun, after he was recruited by Japanese metal band Pukelization.

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We'll strike until we win: Teachers

Originally published: Thursday, 20th November, 2008

Teachers have vowed to keep striking until they reach a settlement with the NSW Government.

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Patrick's big venture

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th November, 2008

Local high school student Patrick Ward is one of only 40 students selected to attend the 2009 Australian Student Mineral Venture.

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Gayle and Ty stars of the dance floor

Originally published: Tuesday, 18th November, 2008

Gayle Hogan and Ty Corey were crowned the winners of the 2008 Far West Dancing With the Stars Ball on Saturday night.

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Recycling row comes to head

Originally published: Monday, 17th November, 2008

Locals are being encouraged to vote with their wallets if they want to see the ten cent deposit on beer cans and bottles return.

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Local ALP hits out at hospital

Originally published: Saturday, 15th November, 2008

The state of service at the hospital's ultrasound and x-ray department was "appalling", according to the local branch of the ALP.

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Ultrasound in meltdown

Originally published: Friday, 14th November, 2008

Patients seeking an ultrasound are having to wait up to six months and doctors are having to send their patients out of NSW as the hospital's imaging department collapses under the weight of demand.

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Health service denies merger

Originally published: Thursday, 13th November, 2008

The Greater Western Area Health Service has denied that it will merge with the Sydney South West Health Service.

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Heard of a car pool? Here's one in a ute

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th November, 2008

The city's wait for a new pool is drawing to a close, but three local lads decided yesterday that they couldn't wait.

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Journey of a lifetime

Originally published: Monday, 10th November, 2008

Local amateur astronomer Trevor Barry had the experience of a lifetime last month when he travelled to Hawaii to observe from some of the largest telecopes on earth.

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Perilya upbeat

Originally published: Friday, 7th November, 2008

Productivity and cost improvements were behind a three-fold increase in the forecast production life of the local mine, according to Perilya.

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Jordi's hard work pays off

Originally published: Thursday, 6th November, 2008

Menindee Central School HSC student Jordi Fusi can attest to the adage that you only get out of something what you put in.

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Hottest ticket in town

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th November, 2008

Melbourne Cup gatherings were the hottest ticket in town yesterday as a number of venues hosted special functions for the race that stops the nation.

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Day for the ladies

Originally published: Tuesday, 4th November, 2008

Members of the Broken Hill Cancer Support Group will take part in the "Girls Night In" fundraiser tomorrow, but will instead hold their event during the day.

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Syndicate of Seven statues unveiled

Originally published: Monday, 3rd November, 2008

 The Syndicate of Seven was immortalised and remembered on Saturday with the unveiling of sculptures in their honour.

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Jags in a class of their very own

Originally published: Saturday, 1st November, 2008

Organisers of a visit by several Jaguar motor clubs are hoping for clear skies over the weekend, after around 35 of the elegant cars rolled into the city yesterday. 

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