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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.

December, 2008

Flying Doctor renovations almost complete

Originally published: Wednesday, 31st December, 2008

Flying Doctor staff begin to move into their new surroundings in a little over a week, as the $3 million expansion of the Broken Hill base nears completion.

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Slide out of action

Originally published: Tuesday, 30th December, 2008

Children have been flocking to the city's new water slide. They're hoping for an exhilarating ride down into cool water, but the only thing plunging is their spirits.

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Pool almost done

Originally published: Monday, 29th December, 2008

As summer heats up and school holidays set in, City Council is putting the finishing touches to the city's new pool in readiness for the official opening on Australia Day. 

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Hayden's cancer appeal

Originally published: Wednesday, 24th December, 2008

Dedicated fundraiser Hayden Zammit is asking locals to help those with cancer via his Camp Quality Christmas Lights Appeal. 

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Gaiters scoop race awards

Originally published: Tuesday, 23rd December, 2008

Local Donna Gaiter headed the individual awards at the Greyhound Racing Club presentation night on Saturday, taking out Trainer of the Year with a score of 279 points.

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Dogs sniff out drugs

Originally published: Monday, 22nd December, 2008

Nine people have been charged or cautioned for drug related offences after sniffer dogs searched licenced premises, public areas and the street over the weekend.

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Staff impose bans

Originally published: Friday, 19th December, 2008

Unionists employed at City Council will impose work bans from today as negotiations for a new three-year agreement soured again yesterday.

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University beckons

Originally published: Thursday, 18th December, 2008

As the city's HSC graduates start planning their futures after finding out how they went in their exams, some local teenagers already know that university is on the cards no matter what score they get.

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Estate lock-out

Originally published: Wednesday, 17th December, 2008

Company directors have been disallowed from buying public housing auctioned in the city's south after community concern.

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Wait is almost over

Originally published: Tuesday, 16th December, 2008

Students will be able to access their results from this year's Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams tomorrow. 

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Award for cricket's leading light

Originally published: Monday, 15th December, 2008

Junior cricket said farewell to its biggest supporter recently when Geoff Goulding pulled stumps on a 25-year association.

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Cool crowd flocks to Sturt Park

Originally published: Saturday, 13th December, 2008

Cool weather meant last night's Carols by Candlelight was never going to set any crowd attendance records, but those that did brave the cold enjoyed the annual Christmas event.

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Pub declares war on violence

Originally published: Friday, 12th December, 2008

One of the city’s most popular pubs has declared war on violence and has a simply message for would-be trouble-makers this party season: stay away.

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Anna's stay in city unforgettable

Originally published: Wednesday, 10th December, 2008

Written by work experience student Anna Bach, on exchange from Denmark

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Ulysses Club Toy Run

Originally published: Tuesday, 9th December, 2008

The Ulysses Club's annual Toy Run has once again helped bring a happy Christmas to the less fortunate.

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Support for breastfeeding mothers

Originally published: Monday, 8th December, 2008

Breastfeeding mothers in the local region can now enjoy better access to information, advice and support from lactation consultants and midwives.

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Alcohol free plea

Originally published: Friday, 5th December, 2008

Residents of Creedon Street have called for their neighbourhood to become an Alcohol Free Zone, and they have a lot of support.

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International Day of People with a disability

Originally published: Thursday, 4th December, 2008

A good number of locals helped celebrate International Day of People with a Disability in the Town Square yesterday. 

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Companies unite to ensure longevity

Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd December, 2008

As many companies are being forced to reduce their workforce in response to Perilya's recent "restructure", others are seeking work outside the city to secure their longevity.

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Lucky to be alive

Originally published: Tuesday, 2nd December, 2008

A local motorbike rider is lucky to be alive after riding into a piece of string suspended across the road. 

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City's new pool opened

Originally published: Monday, 1st December, 2008

Almost 1,500 people attended the unofficial opening of the city's new 50 metre pool and slide on Saturday evening.

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