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Methamphetamine busts in Northam

WHEATBELT detectives have responded to increased community concern and reports to WA Police and Crime Stoppers about the availability of methamphetamine in Northam. A WA Police spokeswoman said in the past two months during Operation Virbius detectives had targeted people ...

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Keep your car’s number plates visible

WITH the holiday season nearly here, the Department of Transport is encouraging residents to ensure they are driving safely by checking their vehicle’s plates are clearly visible while they are on the road during the Christmas break. The department’s customer ...

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Learning a second language is a great benefit

KALAMUNDA Senior High School stresses the importance of being bilingual in the 21st Century. Head of languages and Italian teacher Maria Pennington said she and the other language teachers – Bozena Sturmer (Italian), Kuldeep Kaler (Indonesian) and Tori McGuire (Japanese) ...

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Swan View garden wins award

SWAN View Uniting Church has won an environmental award for its community garden and environmental efforts. The church was recognised with a Five Leaf Eco-Awards basic certificate for their water-saving native garden, solar hot water system and solar photovoltaic panels, ...

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Outdoor upgrades for Rise Network

RISE Network supported accommodation houses in the Perth Hills have had their outdoor areas made more comfortable and safer. More than 100 staff from CBRE Perth joined forces to undertake a major rejuvenation project at Noble House and Pioneer House ...

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Christmas appeal

WITH the festive season fast approaching charity groups are launching their annual Christmas appeals amid concern demand will again outstrip supply as more families dealing with unemployment and increasing costs of living call for help. St Vincent de Paul Christmas ...

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Kalamunda disability services in limbo

YOUNG people with a disability in the Shire of Kalamunda are in limbo after funding for transport to social activities were no longer deemed eligible for the Shire’s Home and Community Care (HACC) scheme. At the Shire’s ordinary council meeting ...

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SES hone disaster skills

MORE than 80 State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers were put to the test last weekend with a simulated disaster exercise at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Academy in Forrestfield. Teams from 10 metropolitan SES units, including Swan and Kalamunda, ...

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Swan Valley fracking debate continues

ELLENBROOK and The Vines residents attended a meeting on Tuesday, November 15 to hear concerns about a gas exploration licence covering a big part of the Swan Valley. One of the organisers Marcus Rumpus of Caversham said people were worried ...

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Swan Valley fracking debate continues

ELLENBROOK and The Vines residents attended a meeting on Tuesday, November 15 to hear concerns about a gas exploration licence covering a big part of the Swan Valley. One of the organisers Marcus Rumpus of Caversham said people were worried ...

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