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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.

Fire gawkers anger residents

CROWDS of onlookers blocking roads and restricting exits in an effort to get a look at a major fire that threatened homes in Aveley have angered residents.  A 15-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys from Ellenbrook were charged after Arson ...

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Developer responds to kangaroo deaths

IN response to public concern Bushmead developer Cedar Woods says its working with the Department of Conservation and the City of Swan to aid kangaroo crossing and risk to motorists in the streets bordering the new estate.  Helena Valley resident ...

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Marriage and business a good match

GETTING married and supporting local businesses went hand-in-hand for Nichole Jones of Giles Jones First National Midland and Glen Howard of Just Glass Midvale. The two business owners said I do at a ceremony and reception attended by 210 guests ...

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Youth speak up for half-pipe funding

DARLINGTON youth dominated a meeting in Mundaring this week to argue against a recommendation not to reallocate funding from the suburb’s dirt jumps to the skate park. The $25,000 funding grant, and election commitment from Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes, was ...

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Arena opens in time for action

MORE than 80 teams from the Eastern Hills Netball Association played their first game of the season at the new Mundaring Arena on Saturday.  The $10.1million facility has indoor and outdoor hardcourts to cater for basketball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and ...

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Tin man pays tribute to Anzacs

FROSTY the friendly neighbourhood tin man got into the Anzac spirit this week. The Frost family’s homemade tin creation is quickly becoming a local icon on Stoneville Road, gaining attention for his special occasion costumes.  “The very first Christmas we ...

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Mountain bike access review

KALAMUNDA mountain bikers are working with local and State Government politicians to relax a policy that prevents them building more trails in the region. Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective president Shane Williams said the group expressed their thoughts on Policy 13 ...

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Kalamunda measles case caught locally

THERE is a risk of contracting measles in the Kalamunda area, with a reported case in the region believed to have been infected locally. The Department of Health asked Western Australians to be on alert for an increased risk of ...

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Echo newspapers travel to West Africa

ECHO News newspapers make up part of a collection of reading materials that could help children to read in West Africa. Greenmount resident Fred Johnson is collecting the newspapers, and other reading materials, for a school he is building in ...

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Johnstone smashes Bibbulmun record

SHANE Johnstone has completed the Bibbulmun Track from Albany to Kalamunda in a record 11 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes. He joins a group of track finishers called end-to-enders, those who have completed the 1000km journey and climbed a ...

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