Gravy train; the secrets behind a Ballarat staple

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Most people refer to the gravy that “mother used to make” but for Fiona at Breezway this was a tough starting point; her mother’s gravy was dreadful.

But it turned out for the best, her mother’s penchant for packeted variety of gravy has motivated Fiona now to always make it from scratch.

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Mothers do all the work, still

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With the school holidays almost in full swing, one woman is stressing the need for flexible workplaces so fathers can “share the responsibility” of childcare.

Catherine Ogata, a full-time child carer from her home through Kids Matter, says she deals almost entirely with just mothers.

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Campaign supports employees facing mental health

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Catherine Witteveen knows all about suffering in silence.

When the accountant went to her boss to discuss her feelings, she was told to get on with her job.

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Support Red Nose Day to help SIDS and Kids

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Sids and Kids New South Wales and Victoria are asking the community to put their “best nose forward” this Red Nose Day.

Red noses will be available for sale for $3 all day today.

The organisation helps prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and is working with Red Nose Day to raise “heavily” needed community donations.

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Ballet students to compete in Sydney

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Students from the Anita Coutts School of Dance in Ballarat are thrilled to be going to a major dance competition next month in Sydney.

The McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod, which hosts a variety of performance events, draws more than 30,000 participants from across Australia each year.

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Medical procedure results in less pain for patients

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Ballarat’s St John of God Hospital is the first in Western Victoria to use a new procedure for removing haemorrhoids.

General surgeon Mr Douraid Abbas, who was the first to use the method last week, said pain reduction was the greatest benefit.

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Health scare for dogs after eating toxic compost

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Little Stampy and big George have survived a serious case of poisoning after eating some toxic compost.

The compost, which contained inedible toxins from rotting vegetables, caused the dogs to suffer borderline seizures.

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Resident unaware of loss of letter collection as Australia Post cuts services

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When Joyce Currie went to send her daughter a birthday card, she didn’t know Australia Post had cut back on services.

Ms Currie, who lives in Wendouree, said that when she tried to deliver a card on Sunday so it would arrive in time, a new notice said Australia Post had stopped collecting letters at weekends.

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Communal hub for artists a First

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Those with a burning hunger for creativity can now turn to BigSpace, a new collaborative art environment opening in Ballarat. Located on Sturt Street, the open environment will serve as a communal hub for artists of all creeds to network, collaborate and create together.

Founded by graphic design artist Sam Brown, photographer Aldona Kmiec and cross-artform practitioner Amy Tsilemanis, BigSpace will be the first of its kind in Ballarat.

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