Ballarat breakfast report: August 28, 2014

It was icy on many car windows this morning, but it will be an amazing day, with 18 degrees.

It was icy on many car windows this morning, but it will be an amazing day, with 18 degrees.

WEATHER

It's almost barbecue season.

A bit of an icy start, but that was just because there was no cloud cover overnight. So that means we're in for another amazing sunny day today.

Morning fog and frost will give way to a sunny afternoon and 18 degrees, with only light winds.

TOP STORY

THE family of a man who was instrumental in building the Black Hill Swimming Pool has been devastated by the news the facility will close.

David Armstrong and Jean McKinnon, grandchildren of Walter Jones, who was a key player behind the establishment of the pool in the 1940s, were hopeful the council would not make the decision to close the pool when they spoke to The Courier before Wednesday night’s council meeting. 

FULL STORY HERE

POLICE

Ballarat police say a rise in weapons offences as revealed in the latest crime statistics was a concern.

Drug offences were also up, but total crime was down overall. FULL STORY HERE

FIRE

An internal council investigation has been launched into a City of Ballarat rubbish burn-off on Monday.

Council initially claimed all material was approved and mostly green waste - until they saw these photos (below).

FULL STORY HERE

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ON THE AGENDA

The CGU business awards are on tonight. Keep an eye out for loads of photos from the event.

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