Local News 16th January 2017

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Local News 16th January 2017

Mildura police investigating the alleged sale of synthetic cannabis have executed a number of search warrants in Mildura.

The warrants executed on Friday resulted in the arrest of a 63 year old man who police say is assisting with their inquiries.

Given the mental health problems that can arise from the use of synthetic cannabis Mallee Divisional Response Unit Sergeant Dale long says police investigation into these types of incidents is given priority.

 

Water New South Wales are working as quickly as possible to fix an issue with Euston's Lock 15.

The lock has been closed since Thursday last week the closure coming at an inconvenient time for boat operators in the busy summer.

A crane is on site to lift out one of the upstream lock gates to resolve the problem but the Murray Darling Basin authority says the maintenance will take at least a week and possibly longer.

Boaters are asked to take the closure into account when planning activities on the river.

 

With the risk of deadly disease the fight against mosquitos has been up scaled thanks to the State Government.

The Mildura Rural City Council 1 of 17 high risk councils to receive a share in 4.6 million dollars of funding to increase the surveillance and treatment of mosquitos.

The councils Manager of Development Services Andrew Millen says receiving the funding from the government will help our region get on top of the problem.

 

A new campaign has been launched to remind parents to get their children immunized before school and childcare goes back.

The new ad campaign will see real life stories promote the benefits of immunisation in an effort to get more parents on board with vaccinating their children.

 

Sunraysia Music Teacher Yvonne Headley has been awarded the 2016 Elliott Award.

The long running music tutor has taught thousands of students over the years with some going on to professional careers.

Mrs Headley told the Sunraysia Daily she would have given up on piano at thirteen if it wasn't for her mother.

 

Making local sport:

The second round on Sunraysia Cricket for 2017 was played over the weekend.

Mildura West are on the top of the ladder defeating Coomealla Wentworth 180 to 85 on Saturday.

The Settlers 103 took a narrow win over Workers Gol Gol 102.

And local speedway rider Justin Sedgmen has missed out on the Australian Senior Solo Speedway title narrowly losing to Sam Masters.

Sedgmen had a rough run in the heats - only qualifying for a spot in the B final - with Masters winning all but one of his heats he took the title by 3 points.

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