ARARAT’s ambulance services have been expanded this week with two new Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedics starting on Monday.
The MICA paramedics deliver on a promise made in 2018 by Premier Daniel Andrews.
MICA paramedics have a higher clinical skill set and can perform more advanced medical procedures.
They can perform advanced airway management, manage complex head injuries, treat life-threatening chest injuries and provide advanced management of cardiac conditions.
A local Catholic Priest says the death of Cardinal George Pell will reignite memories for many victims of child sexual abuse by the clergy. Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal Pell died in Vatican City aged 81. The former Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney died from heart complications on Tuesday evening following hip surgery. He […]
FORMER Ripon MP Louise Staley is in the running to run the troubled Victorian division of the Liberal Party.
The Victorian Liberals suffered another disastrous loss at November’s election, failing to make any gains from the Andrews Government.
Previous state director Sam McQuestin has resigned, opening the way for a new direction under a new director.
Ms Staley confirmed to the Advocate this week she is an applicant for the job.
WHO is behind the mysterious Minions at Warrak?
It is the question on everyone’s lips as the small community of 68 residents waits for the arrival of the next Minion letter box.
Three editions ago, the Ararat Advocate reported the arrival of the first three Minion letterboxes, then last week there was a fourth up the road at Mt Cole.
This week, a fifth has arrived outside a home just up from Warrak Hall.
THE 15th annual Grampians Ride to Remember is drawing nearer with organisers expecting over 500 participants in this year’s event.
February’s ride will take participants through 197 kilometres of picturesque countryside from Ararat to Moyston, Pomonal, Lake Fyans, Halls Gap, Yarram Gap, Willaura and Maroona, returning to the Alexandra Gardens.
Organisers say over 200 people have already registered for the ride online with several hundred more expected before the big day.
Iconic sauce still out of production THERE is nothing more Ararat than Wild’s Ezy Sauce. The Ararat invention is loved by cooks Australia wide as a base for sauces, pickles and chutneys. As readers would know, Kraft Heinz last year decided to discontinue Ezy Sauce which sparked nation wide outrage. Kraft Heinz admitted there had […]
Jack Veale 15.9.1930 – 3.12.2022 By Karen McIntyre. This is the tale of the irrepressible Jack Veale, a character, a charmer, fond of a good yarn and a bloke who always seemed to be larger than life. Jack’s long and illustrious life began at Skipton, the fifth child born to George and Laura (nee Binder) […]
WHAT was to be a five week deployment led to a 37-year career for Ararat’s Clerk-of-Courts Adrian Pieters.
Friday was Adrian’s last day on the job, ending a career which saw him work with many colourful, interesting and in some cases notorious individuals at different courts over 50 years.