Ballarat breakfast report: August 18, 2014

Can you guess where this photo was taken?

Can you guess where this photo was taken?

WEATHER

An overnight low of 5.7 degrees will rise to a top of 10 degrees on Monday.

Cloudy and a shower or two tending to a little rain this afternoon.

Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

TODAY'S TOP STORY

The Courier front page, August 18, 2014

The Courier front page, August 18, 2014

WAYNE Pritchard does not claim to be a hero.

He just did what he had to when the time called for it.

The Daisy Hill father-of-two saved a drowning man’s life during a family camping trip two years ago, and on Monday has been announced as a recipient of Commendation for Brave Conduct in the Governor General’s Australian Bravery Awards.

Read the full story here

POLICE

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate missing 13-year-old Lachlan Casey. 

Lachlan was last seen on a Melton bus going toward Kurunjang yesterday afternoon. 

He was last seen wearing a grey hooded top, blue jeans, orange runners and a cap with ‘obey’ written on the front in gold and black. 

Anyone who sees Lachlan is urged to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

13-year-old Lachlan Casey went missing on Sunday afternoon

13-year-old Lachlan Casey went missing on Sunday afternoon

FIRE

Two fire crews were called to a Canadian home after a fire broke out in a toilet.

Crews from Ballarat City and Ballarat attended the Beverley Court address at 7.45pm on Sunday night.

Senior Station Officer Neville Collins said the fire is believed to have started when a candle was positioned next to an aerosol can and ignited.

A curtain above the toilet also caught fire.

"People need to be mindful that aerosol cans don't go well with heat," Senior Station Officer Collins said.

V/LINE

All services are running on time with no reported delays on the @vline_ballarat Twitter feed.

ON THE AGENDA

Today The Courier will be attending an exclusive tour of the Mars chocolate factory.

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