Vet warns on animal fear of fireworks

An Albany vet is warning pet owners to keep their furry friends safe this festive season, especially events celebrated with fireworks. It can be common for dogs to become fearful during the loud explosions, often causing them to run away and potentially injure themselves. Albany Veterinary Hospital’s Malcolm Webb said …

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Waggrakine volunteer firefighters to spread Christmas cheer

Santa will join his friends from the Waggrakine Volunteer Bushfire Brigade tomorrow night in spreading Christmas cheer to children in Geraldton. While he doesn’t usually visit until December 25, Father Christmas will be in town early for the brigade’s inaugural Santa Community Run. “Santa will be with us on board …

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Dual hope for country week

Albany Cricket Association will become the first association to field two teams in the top tier of the annual senior Country Week cricket competition in January. Fixtures for the carnival were released last week by the Country Cricket Board with Albany’s 1st XI and now 2nd XI taking on A-section …

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Light shows spread cheer at Christmas

Flashing light displays illuminating Albany’s streets can be a highlight of Christmas for many. Many households get into the Christmas spirit and deck out homes with stunning lights displays enjoyed by carloads cruising bumper to bumper around the suburbs. Albany Limousines and Charters made sure everyone can enjoy Christmas light …

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Bris ferry drivers strike over conditions

Brisbane’s ferry timetable has been thrown into chaos after drivers walked off the job for the second time this month. More than 130 CityCat employees are taking part in the 24-hour strike, which started at 4am on Thursday. Maritime Union of Australia Queensland branch deputy secretary Jason Miners said the …

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Riders come full circuit with move

Cycling in Albany has returned to its former home for the first time in 40 years with a new criterium circuit in the Centennial Park sporting precinct being used for the first time on Tuesday. The promenade and pathways in the eastern precinct have been tailored to facilitate the club’s …

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