Ballarat breakfast report: August 25, 2014

It will be just weeks before this tree starts to sprout leaves.
It will be just weeks before this tree starts to sprout leaves.

Unfortunately a dreary day to start the working week with a top of 12. 

However, remain patient, the sunlight will be here to save us by the weekend, with temperatures expected to soar to 17 degrees.

Today will be cloudy with a shower or two in the morning and afternoon.

Winds southwesterly 25 to 30 km/h tending southerly in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.


The Courier front page, August 25

The Courier front page, August 25

A new regional animal shelter is set to replace the recently upgraded Gillies Street pound.

A proposal to establish a new shelter in Ballarat and close the current premises will be discussed at Wednesday night’s Ballarat City Council meeting.


Across the state, investigators from Alexandra Crime Investigation Unit have confirmed human remains have been located following a fire at a steel factory in Seymour. 

The remains were located around 3pm on Sunday and will require forensic testing before an identity can be determined. 

An occupant who was residing at the factory is still unaccounted for. 

Emergency services were called to the Worrough Street property about 2.15am on Saturday morning and found the premises fully engulfed in flames. 


Fire crews attended a false alarm at the Fine Art Gallery at 5.30am on Monday.


Paramedics had nothing of interest to report from overnight.


All Ballarat train services appear to be running on time according to the @vline_ballarat Twitter feed.

Services on the Geelong line have returned to normal following a train crash in Altona on Friday evening.


Tonight The Courier will be covering the Central Highlands Football League best and fairest night.


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