Stawell's breakfast scoop - July 30

WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 15.

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RACV Insurance claims data has revealed that on average there are two vehicle collisions with animals every week in the Northern Grampians, making the shire the worst area for such incidents in Wimmera/Mallee.

RACV General Manager Insurance, Paul Northey said collisions with animals happened at all hours, but most occurred at dawn or dusk.

The son of Candace and Russell Holmes (pictured), Kane, born five weeks premature at Ballarat Base Hospital in August 2012 is the face of this year's Run for Russ.

The son of Candace and Russell Holmes (pictured), Kane, born five weeks premature at Ballarat Base Hospital in August 2012 is the face of this year's Run for Russ.

THIS year's Run for Russ on Sunday, August 10 will have special meaning for one Stawell family, with the race around Cato Lake named in honour of two-year-old heart patient, Kane Holmes.

To register, go to www.heartchallenge.com.au Inquiries: run@heartchallenge.com.au, 0409 972 457.

STAWELL racecourse and other tracks in the region will soon be the beneficiaries of joint government and racing industry funding for new racecourse aeravators.

An aeravator is a piece of equipment attached to a tractor which rolls over the surface of the track, breaking up the ground and making a hard surface much more forgiving and safer.

WHAT'S ON:

Stawell's Australian Army Cadet Unit 303ACU parades tonight from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the State Emergency Service Depot, 31 Sloane Street, Stawell.

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