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Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

Toxic chemicals still used at Pearce

THE Department of Defence says it is still using firefighting foams containing toxic chemicals at Pearce air base. According to the department the product used – Ansulite – contains trace elements of the chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid ...

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Vintage 2017 certainly had it all

END of Vintage 2017 included a mix of humour and talk about the future by people displaying stoicism and determination, which are probably essential traits for anyone working in viticulture. When the Swan River flooded on February 11 it cost ...

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A clear Swan Valley plan necessary

THE Swan Valley attracts more than three million visitors every year and generated $421 million in visitor expenditure in 2016, according to research commissioned by the City of Swan. Mayor Mick Wainwright said the State Government’s recent announcement it would ...

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State out to get more rail money

THE McGowan Government is vowing to pursue rail infrastructure money through the Federal Government’s national rail program. Last week Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Western Australia was yet to get its fair share of infrastructure funding and the government would ...

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Jessica Shaw’s maiden speech

DURING her maiden speech in Parliament Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw mentioned the Chidlow Cougars, her desire to establish a youth centre in Ellenbrook and how the state should use its ownership of Western Power to address the economic and ...

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Warning about ceiling collapses

THE Building Commission has developed a fact sheet for residents who have safety concerns about their plasterboard ceilings to help them notice and understand the warning signs of a ceiling under stress or failing. The fact sheet was developed after ...

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Eastern Suns scorch Joondalup Wolves

THE Kalamunda Eastern Suns women’s team has celebrated the SBL Women’s Round in style with an 86-63 win over last year’s minor premiers, the Joondalup Wolves. The Eastern Suns dominated from the opening tip-off to secure their second win of ...

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Saints go down to the Bulldogs

BULLSBROOK hosted Gidgegannup who led at every change to finish with a 24.11(155) to 6.6 (42) win in round five of the Hills Football Association competition. The Saints were no doubt wanting an improved effort and the first quarter was ...

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Gooseberry Hill home has potential

THERE are city views from the kitchen and veranda of this four-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Gooseberry Hill. Three of the bedrooms have built-in robes. A walk-in robe between the third and fourth bedrooms has the potential with local government approval ...

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Shalom House rehab program concerns drug expert

THERE are some concerns with aspects of the Shalom House rehabilitation program according to an alcohol and drug addiction expert. National Drug Research Institute adjunct associate professor Nicole Lee said one of the issues with inexperienced treatment providers designing a ...

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