AROUND SA: Stories from across South Australia

AROUND SA: Stories from across the state

There is so much going on around South Australia - and each week we will bring you an array of news, faces and features which will highlight some of the most interesting characters and events we have in our communities.

And, don't forget to discover what's happening around South Australia over the next couple of weeks.

Enjoy the read.

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 NEED FOR WATER: The Scotdesco community's water supply has been pushed to the brink ahead of summer. Picture: Scotdesco Aboriginal Community

NEED FOR WATER: The Scotdesco community's water supply has been pushed to the brink ahead of summer. Picture: Scotdesco Aboriginal Community

Community is high and dry

West Coast Sentinel - Luca Cetta

The small community of Scotdesco is pleading with government officials and politicians to help them with the costs of trucking in much needed water. Having no mains water and with little rainfall over the past few years residents have been on restrictions but it has got to the point that water needs to be trucked. Read about their plight here.

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MISSING YOU: Fleurieu Peninsula family John, Felisa and Mel Mountstephen with photos of their son and brother Jason, who passed away in July. His parents waited about 20 minutes for an ambulance. Photo: Dani Brown.

MISSING YOU: Fleurieu Peninsula family John, Felisa and Mel Mountstephen with photos of their son and brother Jason, who passed away in July. His parents waited about 20 minutes for an ambulance. Photo: Dani Brown.

Medical problems ramp up

The Times Victor Harbor - Dani Brown

If a Fleurieu Peninsula resident needed an ambulance last Wednesday, October 16, they were in for a long wait. In the early evening there were no ambulances available south of the Adelaide CBD. On hearing this news one Hayborough family has taken a stand, speaking about the death of their son and brother and their agonising wait for an ambulance.

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'Simply not good enough'

Northern Argus - Brendan Simpkin

After having no mobile services for five days, the patience of people in some towns in the state's Mid North had run thin. A widespread outage resulted in businesses, residences and emergency services having no phone connection as well as a 40-kilometre stretch of the Barrier Highway. Telstra technicians did identify the problem and the company offered an apology.

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Stuart High School students James Tudhope, left, Hayden Matthews, Blair Prince and Aiden Klose sifted the beach sand to find micro-plastics in a sampling trial program.

Stuart High School students James Tudhope, left, Hayden Matthews, Blair Prince and Aiden Klose sifted the beach sand to find micro-plastics in a sampling trial program.

Small pieces, big problems

Whyalla News - Greg Mayfield

Micro-plastics can be the cause of painful death in animals such as turtles and seagulls, and there is speculation it may even cause cancer in humans. To help create a national database, some Whyalla students have taken part in a trial which could be used to look at controlling the damage cause by tiny pieces of plastic. Read about their discoveries.

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SOARING: Josh Harris reveals his latest artwork in Port Lincoln, 'Soaring Above' which is located on Washington Street.

SOARING: Josh Harris reveals his latest artwork in Port Lincoln, 'Soaring Above' which is located on Washington Street.

Festival set to soar

Port Lincoln Times - Jarrad Delaney

Innovation, art, culture, interaction and discussion - these are just some of the words which describe the goings on at the SALT Festival, which takes place on the Southern Eyre Peninsula each year. For the launch of next year's event, which will be held from April 17 to 26, artist Josh Harris created a spectacular mural which coincides with the new theme, Soaring Above.

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WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

THIS WEEK

OCTOBER 1-31

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - Various events and times throughout the month. For more details click here

OCTOBER 18-27

Renmark Rose Festival - Various places and times. Flowers, community activities and more. Visit here for details.

OCTOBER 25 & 26

Mannum School 50-year celebration - Various events and times. Past and present students will get together. Details here

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Robe Beer Fest - 1 Mundy Tce, Robe, various times - discover new beers and ciders, competitions, demonstrations, food, music and more. Details here.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

Callington Show - Callington Oval and Hall, Memorial Rd, 10am-4pm, various entry fees. Displays, arts, free family activities, music, feed and drink available. Details here

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