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Gift has Guildford friends grinning

TWO life-long friends from Guildford are off to a thrilling start to the year after winning a share of $32 million in Lotto thanks to some Christmas spirit. The pair and four other WA division 1 winners took home $1.42m ...

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Weir walkway opening delayed

PUBLIC access to the Mundaring Weir walkway will reopen on February 28 after a slight delay to major upgrades of the dam. The walkway was closed to facilitate the $14 million refurbishment project to upgrade the intake tower and associated ...

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Crying fowl

NEW poultry welfare guidelines are set to cause a stir among local industry leaders at a State Government roundtable this month. The draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry is currently open for public consultation and will be ...

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Life starts in the hills

ECHO journalist Claire Ottaviano and beau Mark Bradstreet were married at Mundaring Anglican Parish on Saturday, December 16 followed by a backyard reception in Mount Helena. Mark, a primary school teacher, and Claire met five and-a-half years ago through a mutual ...

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Two-year fight end in sight for telecom tower

TEARS of joy flowed at Tuesday night’s Kalamunda Council meeting, with the City potentially putting an end to residents’ two-year fight against an Optus telecommunication tower set to be installed on Lewis Road. The City will now investigate the possibility ...

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Fish and crabs tested for PFAS

THE state government has released more information after Echo News raised concerns state and federal departments are ignoring how toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foams ended up in dolphins and other animals in the Swan River. A statement released by Environment ...

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Trapping allows testing for bacteria

HOME gardeners are reminded to check and control for the insect pest, tomato potato psyllid following a widespread trapping program in the eastern suburbs. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has commended residents who volunteered to place sticky ...

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Ellenbrook students help restore bicycles

ELLENBROOK Secondary College students have worked hard to restore and donate seven bicycles to the Balga Detached Youth Work program. The bikes were originally donated to the college in various conditions by staff, families and the Ellenbrook community before students ...

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Christmas joy from Len’s street

EVERY year in October Elia Courtyard resident Len Radalj starts putting up Christmas lights around his home. Some of the lights are fashioned from TV antennas and other things he has collected during the year. When Echo News visited his ...

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