Welcome to a weekly feature for The Courier, where we show a selection of cartoons from our resident artist, John Ditchburn.
More commonly known throughout Ballarat as 'Ditchy', the veteran cartoonist brings you a different take on what's making news in Ballarat.
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You've probably seen his work in our print edition, as well as in our online stories, but we now bring it to you all in one place.
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Your family could be at risk if you don't have a bushfire plan.
Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie has been in the news all week - and not in a good way. Ballarat MP Catherine King had her say.
A third dog in two weeks has been put down after racing in Ballarat. Greyhound Racing Victoria says it is developing a long-term strategy.
The City of Ballarat's new paid car park system goes live in less than a week, but do you really know everything about the changes? We have you covered.
Holiday-makers are expected to travel west this Australia Day long weekend due to fire-ravaged communities in other parts of the state.
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It has been Australia's lost summer. Drought, hail, floods and, worst of all, bushfires have ravaged communities all over the nation. But the selfless actions of friends, family, neighbours, strangers, local groups and volunteer organisations have inspired us and strengthened the bonds of community. Please join us in saying thanks to the heroes of the home front by sharing your stories of gratitude. To salute a person or a group, please use the form below.