In The Courier this week

CFS manager of State aviation operations David Pearce says drones flying in a bushfire zone could ground an entire aerial firefighting fleet or even cause a crash.


Rubbish plan

Hills and Fleurieu councils could join forces to offer a hard rubbish service in towns across the region.
The Mt Barker Council is considering whether to work with neighboring councils under their regional waste authority to run a joint service which could offer a pre-booked pick-up service for individual households.
Currently the Mt Barker Council offers no hard waste service, with ratepayers paying to dump items at the Windmill Hill Transfer Station.
Some items may be offloaded for free if they can be sold on as second-hand goods by the nearby Salvage and Save centre.


Also in this week’s issue

  • Park preacher: The Alexandrina Council has approved a controversial motion to allow street preacher David Richardson to share his sermon in Strathalbyn’s Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens.
  • Route altered: A major connector road that will link new housing estates around Mt Barker with the town centre and freeway will take a different route to stop commuters using it as a bypass around the town.
  • Police pursuit: Two youths were arrested following a police pursuit of a stolen car through Upper Sturt in the early hours of Tuesday.
  • Bush church: More than 150 years ago a small group of followers from the open faith Unitarian church in the UK set sail for SA in search of a life of religious freedom.
  • ‘Cabs off’: A taxi driver from the Hills who is so passionate about the region that he regularly promotes it to his passengers has been named one of the State’s best drivers.

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