Stawell's breakfast scoop - August 20 2014

Weather: Cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.

Top Stories: 

- DRUG driving is a serious road safety issue.

In the last five years approximately 37% of all drivers and motorcyclists killed had drugs in their system, with cannabis and stimulants the most common substances detected.

About 21% of drivers and motorcyclists killed in 2012 tested positive to THC, the active component of cannabis, or stimulant/amphetamine type drugs such as ecstasy, speed and ice.

-STAWELL Regional Health is among the many hospitals throughout the state to benefit from increased funding under the Napthine Coalition Government.

Health Minister David Davis said the budget bottom lines of Victoria's public hospitals had increased by an average of 5.1 per cent over last year.

Mr Davis said Stawell Regional Health would be receiving $15.36 million in Victorian Coalition Government funding for 2014/15, which is an increase of $520,000 on the previous year.

Enterance of the Stawell Emergency

Enterance of the Stawell Emergency

- IT WAS a disappointing end for Great Western Lions as the curtain came down on their Mininera and District Football League season with a defeat at the hands of Hawksdale Macathur.

Great Western were under the pump all day eventually going down by a massive 150 points to the premiership contenders. 

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