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Anti-wind blows against science in health scare

Anti-wind blows against science in health scare Author: Categories: Stories, Environment

Sarah Laurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation, lodged a 15 page submission objecting to the Cherry Tree wind farm, but has declined to appear before the Victorian Civil Appeals Tribunal (VCAT) as an Expert Witness.

St Francis Xavier Primary School takes out the Vic

St Francis Xavier Primary School takes out the Vic Author: Categories: Stories, Environment, Garden

St Francis Xavier Primary School are the very proud winners of this year's Victorian Schools' Garden Awards.

Ballarat’s own Pop Up Shop

Ballarat’s own Pop Up Shop Author: Melissa WattsCategories: Stories, Community, Environment

Christmas haste leads to Christmas waste - well that's my theory anyway. Every year I grit my teeth and rue the fact that I am complicit in buying objects that no one really likes. Sometimes Christmas just feels like a waste of time, money and resources. There's e-waste when we replace phones, e-re

Which side of the fence do you sit on?

Which side of the fence do you sit on? Author: Melissa WattsCategories: Issues, Stories, Politics

Do you shed a tear each time a university educated journalist, with decades of experience, is thrust aside as yet another newsroom has to cut costs?

Capturing Flora - more than just an exhibition.

Capturing Flora - more than just an exhibition. Author: Melissa WattsCategories: Stories, Arts

The Art Gallery of Ballarat's new collection Capturing Flora is more than just an exhibition. One of the most exciting parts of this exhibition is the range of different events designed to complement the collection. So far there have been music recitals, public lectures on a range of topics, drawin

The Monster Meeting Project - Anything's Pozible!

The Monster Meeting Project - Anything's Pozible! Author: Categories: Stories, Music, Community

In the Nineteenth Century Monster meetings were a regular form of protest. Without a vote it was one way ordinary people could voice their grievances and desires. In 1851 Castlemaine was known as the Forest Creek gold rush. It was the world's biggest ever gold rush.

Heart Foundation Walkers go the extra mile Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Health, Sport

Heart Foundation walkers and Sport Central Staff participating in Run Ballarat

Ballarat votes - your Council candidates

Ballarat votes - your Council candidates Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Politics

With 22 candidates standing for the Ballarat City Council elections, it's not easy to sort out who's who and what they stand for. The Ballarat Independent is here to help. We've put the same eight questions to all candidates and published their responses, along with their contact details so you can

Musica Botanica

Musica Botanica Author: Categories: Stories, Arts, Music

Local concert pianist, Bronwyn Blaiklock, and Sydney clarinettist, Samantha Kelson Gray, come together for an evening of contemporary clarinet and piano in the Oddie Gallery as part of the Art Gallery's exhibition 'Capturing Flora - 300 years of Australian Botanical Art', which opened on 25 Septembe

Ballarat walks in SOLARdarity for big solar

Ballarat walks in SOLARdarity for big solar Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics

Today 50 people walked from local MP, Catherine King's, office to call on Ms King to get behind Australia's first solar thermal power station. The group has joined a national alliance that is working to see Australia's first coal-fired power station replaced with solar power.

The Power Of One Vs The Might Of Another

The Power Of One Vs The Might Of Another Author: Kate TaylorCategories: Issues, Stories, Editorial

More than 120 Catholic priests and Brothers have been convicted of child abuse crimes in Australia. 40 victims have taken their own lives. Both numbers look set to increase.  It's an epidemic we can learn from.  The older generations say that's just how it used to be.  The younger gen

With love, Shayna - Sweet, Sour and So Delicious!

With love, Shayna - Sweet, Sour and So Delicious! Author: Shayna WilliamsCategories: Stories, Food, Recipes

"With every bite, there's a new flavour!" exclaimed one of my colleagues.  Just like something out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... These white chocolate, cranberry and lemon biscuits can be whipped up in 30minutes, and are bound to win you Brownie points, whether it is with the kids, han

Equality, not over-servicing, thanks

Equality, not over-servicing, thanks Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories

People with disabilities want to live a life as close to everyone elses as we can.

BRRA website becomes council watch site

BRRA website becomes council watch site Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Politics

Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (BRRA) has redeveloped their website to create a dedicated ‘council watch' page.

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