Ballarat breakfast report: June 26

Think it's cold today? Nowhere near as cold as back in 2008, when Mt Buninyong was covered in snow. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE

Think it's cold today? Nowhere near as cold as back in 2008, when Mt Buninyong was covered in snow. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE

WEATHER

Just 11 degrees today, partly cloudy with a few showers this morning. Winds could nudge 50km/h - which is pretty windy - then die down later in the day. But today is actually not that bad compared with the rest of the week. Both Saturday and Sunday are forecast to reach just eight degrees. Welcome to winter Ballarat.

POLICE

It's 15 years today since Buninyong woman Belinda Williams disappeared from her home. Her body was found on Mt Buninyong not even two weeks later. Ms Williams' family are desperate to find her killer - who has been at-large ever since.

A $500,000 reward remains in place for any information that could help police make an arrest. 

Click here for more information.

FIRE

Female firefighter calls for more woman to consider the job. Emily Hayes is one of two female firefighters at Ballarat City Fire Station.

More information here.

TOP STORIES

15 years on, Belinda Williams' family holds hope for answers with $500,000 reward.

Dog eat toxic waste

Ballarat specialty wool store to close

ON THE AGENDA

Today we catch up with Melbourne Vixen Tegan Caldwell, we'll chase up our pet of the week and we're heading along to ballet class.

Check back at thecourier.com.au throughout the day for the latest news as it happens.

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