4 hrs ago
Pro-miners on march
The rally has been organised by the Australian Workers Union, the West Coast Council and the Tullah Progress Association as environmentalists continue their campaign to challenge Environment Minister Tony Burke's approval of the Shree Minerals development at Temma.
8 hrs ago
Not all is sweet for state honey industry
Beekeeper Brian Medcraft, of Patersonia, believes it's only a matter of time before the Varroa mite strikes the state's bee population.
Thu May 23, 2013
All aboard for mining rally
A 45-SEAT bus organised by the Burnie Club to transport people to a pro-mining rally at Tullah tomorrow has nearly been filled.
Ford factory closures 'sad day for Australia'
FORMER owner of Fairford, Burnie's Ken Murray, says the announcement Australia's Ford factories would close in a few years was "very sad". Ford Australia yesterday announced operations at the Geelong engine factory and the Broadmeadows assembly line would cease in October 2016.
Mayors agree to work together
IT'S OFFICIAL: Signing a resource-sharing agreement yesterday are Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam, Burnie Mayor Steve Kons and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh.
Wed May 22, 2013
Legal firm lodges pigeon claim
"They are a nuisance; their droppings severely compromise the aesthetics of the CBD and may pose a health risk to the community," the firm's Leanne Topfer wrote to the council.
Tue May 21, 2013
Log system to be reviewed
TASMANIA's log grading system will be reviewed in the wake of a sawmilling trial which used logs destined to be sent to China for woodchips.
Council to discuss push for pool bus service
Burnie Alderman Jim Altimira has a motion on notice for tonight's council meeting that: " ... council officers convene a meeting with Devonport Council to discuss the possibility of having the new aquatic centre declared a regional facility with the objective of having a dedicated commuter service between Burnie and Devonport to meet the needs of ... (more)
$750,000 to provide hope for better future
Braddon MHR Sid Sidebottom with grant recipients Kylie Mulcahy, Christine Collins, Tony Read, Jane Stokes, John Braslin, Peter Symonds, Anthony Stewart and Tracy Edington-Mackay. Picture: Grant Wells.
Mon May 20, 2013
Left without a taxi ride
STRANDED: Katrina Rose, of East Devonport, has trouble accessing the Devonport wheelchair taxi, the only one on the Coast, at night.
Tribute to Aretha
It was announced this week that the Australian soul-diva will perform REWIND: The Aretha Franklin Songbook tour at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on July 4. Anu will perform a touching tribute to her idol, which features an array of Franklin songs with her own special touch.
Birchall struggles to make mark
WHILE Tim Mohr shone at Aurora Stadium on Saturday, the other Tasmanian defender on show was having a significantly tougher outing.
Sun May 19, 2013
Salvos calling for winter aid
Salvation Army volunteer Steve Upton, Burnie Captain Judith Brown and volunteer Gary Hind are collecting donations for the Red Shield Appeal.
Fri May 17, 2013
Mayors' alliance to seek freight answers
Discussing the Bass Strait freight crisis at York Cove, George Town, yesterday are George Town Chamber of Commerce president Alan Golley, Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten, George Town Mayor Roger Broomhall, West Tamar Mayor Barry Easther and Dorset Mayor Barry Jarvis.
Thu May 16, 2013
New future for wharf wood
A trial to determine the quality of Tasmanian timber destined for overseas markets is underway in the state's north-west. Forestry Tasmania allowed a small group of forest contractors to test the quality of some logs that had been sitting on the Burnie wharf, destined for export to China.
Trying to find a job is full-time work for Damen
FOR Burnie resident Harry Damen trying to find full-time work on the North-West Coast consumes his entire week.
Tue May 14, 2013
Hobart walks out on LGAT
Hobart Lord Mayor Damon Thomas said the council's decision, which was not supported by its Greens members, was not taken lightly.
Mon May 13, 2013
Business as usual for Makers Workshop
The University of Tasmania has indicated it is likely to continue operating the Makers Workshop in Burnie in its current format.
Sun May 12, 2013
Dangerous train practice condemned by TasRail
TasRail train driver Grant Youd said yesterday the ``club issue'' was a regular occurrence at weekends in Devonport and Burnie.
Fri May 10, 2013
Clients and staff celebrate
TOUR OF FACILITIES: Miranbeena clients Clinton Malley and Michelle Hamlyn give Minister for Human Services Cassy O'Connor a tour of the sensory room.