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Echo News gives readers an alternative to other media outlets in WA and enjoys a very high rate of readership in its distribution area. Our Echo News team are a small group of devoted individuals who work hard to give the local community an easy to read, yet intelligent mix of local community stories.

Vaccinate bunnies against virus

THE City of Kalamunda will start a localised rabbit control program in mid-December using rabbit calicivirus disease, or RCD, a biological control agent.  The virus is spread from wild rabbits through mosquitos, fleas and flies. The virus does not affect ...

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Eastern suburbs firefighters in QLD

HILLS and eastern suburbs volunteer bush firefighters have been lending a hand to their Australian eastern states counter-parts in a battle against devastating bushfires in Queensland.  On Sunday almost 110 fires were burning from Brisbane to the state’s north. About ...

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AFL star congratulates award winners

FORMER West Coast Eagles player and Brownlow medalist, Matt Priddis, made a trip into the Hills to congratulate winners of the 2018 Kalamunda sports star awards last week. The awards provide a one-off financial contribution to athletes under 25-years-old who ...

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Doco a rare glimpse into hills blaze

GET a rare look into the fury of Western Australia’s bushfires and into the lives of the men and women fighting them with a new documentary series airing this Sunday. In a world first the National Geographic series Bushfire Wars, ...

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After-hours doctors to close

THE closure of after-hours GP services at Midland Hospital on Friday, November 30 is not expected to affect Midland patients needing after-hours health care or put pressure on the hospital’s emergency department.  This assurance from  the East Metropolitan Health Service ...

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Awards for two school heroes

ANTHONY Horn’s Year 4 class watched their teacher take to the stage and accept the 2018 WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year award via live stream on Monday morning. The West Beechboro Primary School teacher was not the only ...

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Crisis mental health care relief for Midland

FOUR beds in a new emergency mental health ward will help ease pressure on Midland hospital’s emergency department by providing specialised care for patients with drug, alcohol and acute mental health issues.  Premier Mark McGowan and Mental Health Minister Roger ...

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Solar panels out of action for one year

REPLACEMENT parts for the solar panels on the Mundaring Shire administration building, non-operational for about a year, will be installed this January.  One of the five system inverters failed in 2015 with the remaining four failing at the end of ...

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Youth group and funding off the ground

THE decision to appoint a councillor onto a new Youth Advisory Group divided the Shire of Mundaring Council last week. Shire staff originally recommended an informal group be created with no elected council representative in it. Councillor Kate Driver put ...

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