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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.

Charlie Zannino new SVPC chairman

CHARLIE Zannino has been appointed chairman of the Swan Valley Planning Committee. Planning Minister  Rita Saffioti said Cr Zannino had been appointed due to the length of time he had been a councillor and a representative for people in the ...

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Ballajura man’s death investigated

WA Police are investigating after a man, who later died, stopped breathing while police officers were removing him from Ballajura home.  On Monday a police spokeswoman said the 34-year-old man had died in hospital overnight.  Just after 6am on Friday, ...

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The benefits of reading to children

WATTLE Grove Primary School students were visited by Never Stop Reading! ambassador Sarah McGowan recently. Mrs McGowan, the wife of Premier Mark McGowan, talked with children and parents about the importance of reading regularly. A primary school teacher and mother ...

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Tranquility and views in Carmel

ON a 1ha property this solid four-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Carmel offers many options for buyers. In a no through road hills location just over half-an-hour away from the city, the home built in about 1995 is somewhere to live ...

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More pain for Shalom House

INSTEAD of following an officer’s recommendation, which would have allowed Shalom House to operate from 157 Park St, Henley Brook, City of Swan councillors instead voted to reject the rehab centre’s proposal on planning grounds. At the council’s general meeting ...

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Swan set to approve Shalom House

CITY of Swan councillors are set to approve a change of use, which will allow Shalom House to operate from Lot 1 Henley Brook, if they follow a staff recommendation. An officer’s report presented at the city’s Wednesday, June 27 ...

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Football and jobs for girls

LAST year’s winners of Ken Wyatt Cup – Governor Stirling Senior High School – did not have a team this year. Echo News understands that this year Governor Stirling Senior High School Year 8 students Aleah Clinch and Ebonii Collard, ...

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Better mobile coverage welcome

A NEW base station, north of Gidgegannup, is a welcome addition to mobile coverage for residents, businesses and visitors in the area, according to Telstra area general manager Boyd Brown. Mr Brown said due to Telstra’s rollout of the federal ...

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Partnership for student success

SWAN View Senior High School is looking at strategies for building effective school-family partnerships aimed at improving student outcomes. Earlier this month Swan View SHS principal Melesha Sands, deputy principal Karen Scriven and Swan View SHS board member Sharon Gardner ...

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