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Bonnie Doon farm death

20 November 2017

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A 72 year old farmer has died at his sheep property at Bonnie Doon after a rough terrain utility vehicle tipped over.

WorkSafe Victoria say he was partially ejected from the vehicle during the incident and died at the scene on Sunday afternoon.
The death is not being treated as suspicious; the Coroner and Worksafe Victoria will investigate.

Local Flood Guides for the Benalla Township this year have been launched in conjunction with Benalla Council's Flood Information System.
The online system gives individual properties a flood risk - relative to the local flood gauge in town.

SES Regional Operations Manager Neil Payn says pairing this information with a Local Flood Guide proves very useful for residents.
Shepparton District MP Suzanna Sheed's asked for some clarification on the government's stance regarding a proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre at Numurkah.

She says Mental Health Minister Martin Foley assured her he'll listen to community concerns - to ensure the project is an appropriate one for the eventual site.,

The final Coolheads campaign event for the year's taking place tomorrow night in Shepparton.

Leading Senior Constable Glenn Gibson says a lot of young driver's need a reminder that they are not bulletproof.


Wallan lost both its matches in the Men’s Country Basketball League at the weekend.

They first played Seymour on Saturday - the Blasters getting the better of them to win 89 to 83.

The Panthers then fell on their sword against the Wodonga Wolves, pummelled to the tune of 21 points.

In the Women's Comp it was a different story - with the Panthers beating Seymour by 20, and Wodonga by 7.

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