Ballarat breakfast report: 16 April

WEATHER

A fairly foggy start to the morning in Ballarat's CBD today, we're looking at a top temperature of 20 degrees.

It will be partly cloudy with light winds. Not a bad way to lead in to the Easter weekend.

POLICE

Nothing to report from police, however in court a Wendouree woman will remain in custody over an alleged stabbing in the Bridge Mall after her bail application was adjourned yesterday.

Appearing in the Ballarat Magistrates Court via video link, Brooke Pring, 18, was reduced to tears when magistrate Catherine Lamble said she would not grant bail to the teenager, but adjourn the application until next Tuesday.

FIRE

There were three calls for the night for Ballarat City Fire. They attended a malicious hoax call at Talbot Street South, which turned out to be a false alarm.

They also put out a small fire at Delacombe at a sports ground where someone had lit a pile of rubbish

There was also a false alarm at Sovereign Hill. 

Just a reminded that fire restrictions will be lifted on 22 April.

There's still some council bylaws for burn-offs on properties less than half an acre but other than that there are no restrictions on fires in an open area.

AMBULANCE

Nothing to report.

V/LINE

No delays according to the V/Line website. A reminder that there will be some timetable changes for Easter weekend. They are as follows:

Good Friday 18 April

A Sunday timetable will apply, with alterations to some coach times.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April

Normal Saturday and Sunday timetables.

Easter Monday 21 April

A Saturday timetable will apply, with alterations to some coach times.

ON THE AGENDA

The first of 285 trees missing from Ballarat's Avenue of Honour will be replanted today. Council plans to replant all of them by the end of the year.

TOP STORIES

Long-delayed Western Link Road project to begin in May

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State government would consider funding Eureka Stadium redevelopment

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