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Wide loads stay in Swan Valley

Even when the new Perth Darwin Highway is completed in 2019 oversized loads will still travel on Great Northern Hwy according to Main Roads WA. Picture: ANITA McINNES SWAN Valley residents who hope the proposed Perth Darwin Hwy will stop ...

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Raelene Boyle says “thanks”

SHE may have won three Olympic silver medals and seven Commonwealth gold medals but legendary Australian sprinter Raelene Boyle says her biggest victory has been surviving depression, breast and ovarian cancer. The Breast Cancer Network Australia ambassador joined the crowd ...

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A win for Bassendean

THE Town of Bassendean has chalked up a win, following a decision by the Drug and Alcohol Office to not put a residential Aboriginal drug and alcohol facility on Pyrton Reserve in Eden Hill. Last week Echo News reported the ...

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Pipe dream

NO KILT required for folk wanting to help the Kalamunda District Pipe Band head to Scotland for the 2015 Pipefest Parade and World Pipeband Championships. Band member Tom McNaughtan said the group had embarked on a two-year fundraising campaign to ...

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Brethren pitch meeting hall

LESMURDIE residents are opposed to plans by the Kalamunda Gospel Trust, otherwise known as the Plymouth Brethren, to establish a place of worship at Stirkwood Private Estate. The plan proposes a single storey building with 29 car parking bays to ...

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Liquor giants win approval

COLES and Woolworths have won approval from the Liquor Commission to build bottle shops at the Mundaring shopping complex despite evidence from the WA Police Commissioner an increase in alcohol sales from liquor stores could lead to increased violence in ...

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Stepping up surveillance

MIDLAND police will soon have access to the City of Swan’s CCTV camera network, to help them keep a more watchful eye on the district. City of Swan acting chief executive officer Jim Coten said cabling would need to be ...

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Tour de Crawf

MIDLAND Gate Shopping Centre was abuzz last week as excited fans waited for a glimpse of AFL legend Shane Crawford, who was riding through to raise funds for breast cancer research. On Thursday last week Crawford left from Northam and ...

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City rejects restaurant

A BULLSBROOK landowner has had his application to operate a food and beverage production and restaurant facility in the town centre rejected by the City of Swan. On July 3 councillors went against an officer’s recommendation to approve the application ...

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Mystery disease

THE cause of an unknown disease, which results in mouth lesions in horses and possibly humans, is still to be determined, according to the Health and Agriculture and Food departments. A veterinarian first found the mystery disease or virus in ...

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