Ballarat breakfast report: July 6


Cold and cloudy weather is predicted today, with scattered showers expected in the morning and afternoon. A top temperature of just 11 degrees is forecast. Tomorrow is expected to be much the same but predicted to be a mostly sunny day with rain clearing up.


While Ballarat police recorded a quiet night, police have rescued two bushwalkers, including a Bendigo North man, who failed to reach Cleve Cole on Mount Bogong in the Alpine National Park. The man, 35 and a 33-year-old Box Hill man, were part of a group of six who set off in pairs on Saturday morning from Michelle Hut.

The search was started after they became lost and contacted police around 4.30pm. The men were found on the Staircase Spur about 4.30am on Sunday.


Ballarat Fire Brigade recorded a steady night and morning after fire-fighters were called out to a car accident at 6pm last night on the corner of Mair and Peel streets. At 6.23pm they attended another incident in which a power pole caught fire in Ryan Street in Brown Hill.

Then at 7.49am this morning fire-fighters also attended the Gillies Street Monastery apartments after a fire alarm went off, but it was found to be a false alarm.


Three ambulances and two SES units were called to a car roll over on the Western Highway on  Saturday. The driver 21, was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital after the car he was driving lost control, flipped in the air and rolled, near the corner of Black Bottom Road .

Both Ambulance Victoria and the State Emergency Service reported a quiet night and morning.


Due to Regional Rail Link works, buses are temporarily operating between Melbourne and both Ballarat and Wendouree stations until Tuesday, July 15. 



Today The Courier will catch up with Father Peter Kunen who is holding a day of peace for the conflict in South Sudan on Friday, at the Anglican Cathedral in Lydiard Street, Ballarat. 


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