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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CHRISTENED: Bernie Collins' father Doug, mother Gene and sister Vivonne present Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club commodore Richard Mackinnon, right, with the Firebug named in his honour

CHRISTENED: Bernie Collins' father Doug, mother Gene and sister Vivonne present Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club commodore Richard Mackinnon, right, with the Firebug named in his honour

Dream fulfilled

Port Pirie Recorder - Brendan Simpkins

Bernie Collins planned to donate a yacht with an aim for it to be used by junior sailors, but tragically he died before his project could be finished. But his wish did come true as family and friends completed the project and recently handed it over the Port Pirie Yacht Club. Read Bernie's story here.

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Four local crews were kept waiting at the entrance to South Coast District Hospital at one point on Monday, October 28. Photo: Supplied.

Four local crews were kept waiting at the entrance to South Coast District Hospital at one point on Monday, October 28. Photo: Supplied.

Ramping up emergencies

Victor Harbor Times - Dani Brown

Ambulance ramping is not only occurring in Adelaide, as reports of the practice happening at at least one South Australian regional hospital. Recently the South Coast District Hospital was reported to have four ambulances ramped outside its doors resulting in little or no resources for other emergency calls.

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Hayley Brehaut wants to highlight organ donation and the new lease of life it provides.

Hayley Brehaut wants to highlight organ donation and the new lease of life it provides.

New lease on life

Murray Valley Standard - Peri Strathearn

A school project by a Murray Bridge student has led to a passionate plea for organ donation. Hayley Brehaut wants to save hundreds of lives and she has started by challenging people to register as an organ donor. Armed with facts and supported by a local family whose son was a donor after tragedy struck, Hayley is well on her way to reaching her target.

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SUPPORT: Christine Munzer, Beau Strahan, Kylie Cameron and Summer Strahan will be walking along the foreshore to raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

SUPPORT: Christine Munzer, Beau Strahan, Kylie Cameron and Summer Strahan will be walking along the foreshore to raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Inspirational family

The Transcontinental - Amy Green

Cancer - It is a word which strikes fear in all of us. One Port Augusta family has had to deal with its fair share of the disease with three family members receiving a diagnosis. With a positive attitude they have organised a walk around the town's foreshore to raise funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Read their inspiring story here.

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WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

The Edinburgh Air Show will be on this Saturday and Sunday.

The Edinburgh Air Show will be on this Saturday and Sunday.

THIS WEEK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Handpicked Festival - 319 Step Rd, Langhorne Creek. Spend a day dancing, enjoying food, wine, art and more, with top musicians in concert. Tickets $99-$250. Details - click here

Edinburgh Air Show - West Ave, Edinburgh, 9am-5pm. Two-day event to see some of the Airforce's military aircraft and technology. Tickets from $10-$160. Details - click here

Adelaide Christmas Pageant - Adelaide CBD, 9.30am-11.30am. Welcome the Christmas season as Santa winds his way down the streets of Adelaide. Details - click here

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10

The Great Duck Race - Strathalbyn Soldiers Memorial Park, 11am-2pm, free entry, stalls, food and more. Watch 2500 ducks take a swim down the river. Details - click here

Edinburgh Air Show - West Ave, Edinburgh, 9am-5pm. Two-day event to see some of the Airforce's military aircraft and technology. Tickets from $10-$160. Details - click here

Novita Mighty River Run - Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge, leaving for a 5-day river run to Renmark. Details - click here