Yorke Peninsula Country Times newspaper - Items filtered by date: December 2016
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:56

Your View: Re: Wallaroo crossings halted

IT is disgusting District Council of the Copper Coast Council won’t finish the zebra crossings on Owen Terrace and Jones Street, Wallaroo. What a joke.

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Friday, 02 December 2016 16:47

Beware of fire risk on Sunday, CFS warns

The SA Country Fire Service has urged the community to be aware of the potential fire risk this Sunday, December 4.
Forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology suggest there may be multiple total fire bans in place across the state.
CFS state coordinator Leigh Miller said farmers will need to consult the Harvesting Code of Practice prior to Sunday.
"Harvesting is in full swing but it may have increased risk across the State on Sunday, so it is vital harvesting is put on hold if the conditions deteriorate," he said.
"If a total fire ban is declared, other restrictions will be in place regarding the use of machinery and the operation of fires in the open including barbecues."
Mr Miller said having a Bushfire Survival Plan is vital for everyone.
"Now is the time of year when we should be discussing a plan and having it in place," he said.
"Even if you are traveling you should know what steps you will take if you get caught out, or if the fire risk is heightened enough to postpone a trip.
"The CFS website now has a tool available where you can easily download and create a plan for yourself and members of your family."
Total fire bans are issued in the afternoon on the day before; the community is encouraged to check the CFS website late Saturday afternoon on what bans may be in place for Sunday.

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Friday, 02 December 2016 08:51

Search for Conan Taylor continues

UPDATE (noon): Despite promising leads this morning, police are still unable to locate wanted Copper Coast man Conan Taylor.

Police are continuing their search for Mr Taylor with assistance from the police helicopter, STAR group officers, the dog squad and negotiators.

During a traffic stop at Newtown, Kadina, about 8pm last night, Mr Taylor allegedly threatened police with a firearm.

He ran from the area and despite an extensive search he was not located.

Mr Taylor, 36, is of Pacific Islander appearance, 190 cm tall, 90 kg, with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing dark pants and was topless.

Police have concerns Mr Taylor may still be armed and he should not be approached.  Report any sightings to police immediately.

If you see him or know of his whereabouts, please call the Police Assistance line on 131444 immediately or Triple Zero in an emergency.

More to come.

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