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Help for typhoon victims

THE Swan Valley Rotary Club says there is something individuals can do in the face of overwhelming catastrophes such as the Syrian refugee crisis or typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines where the number of people left homeless could be 800,000 ...

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Fire plan put to the test

THE Shire of Mundaring will hold a simulated fire exercise on Facebook to allow residents to test the effectiveness of their bush fire survival plan. From 10am to 10.30am on Sunday December 1, staged exercise information would be posted every ...

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Excellence is ‘business is usual’

Wayne Bull (centre) with David Vella (left), Thomas Hodgkin, Dennielle Massang (left) and Chloe Katich-Placzek. Photograph: JOHN GILL. AWARD-winning educator Wayne Bull believes excellence is not something reserved for special occasions but an everyday habit that can be cultivated. “Excellence ...

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A stranger danger alert for three schools

PRIMARY School children in Midvale, Ellenbrook and High Wycombe have been the target of predatory behaviour in three separate incidents this month prompting a warning for children to take care when going to and from school. On Monday this week ...

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Recognise in Northam then Perth

RECOGNISE or the Journey to Recognition aiming to build community support for constitutional recognition of the first Australians will be in Northam on Wednesday at 5pm at Bernard Park. A spokeswoman said Journey to Recognition campaigners have been going town ...

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Petitioning to keep the AvonLink

AVON Valley residents and councillors took their fight to keep the AvonLink train service running to Parliament House on Wednesday where they presented petitions to Central Wheatbelt MLA Mia Davies and Moore MLA Shane Love. The petition hand-over also featured ...

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Snapshot on health

A SNAPSHOT of residents’ health and wellbeing in the Shire of Kalamunda has identified alcohol consumption, smoking, children’s health and development and obesity prevention as key areas for the local government to tackle over the next three years. The shire ...

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Investigation for aged care village

A POTENTIALLY contaminated site in Glen Forrest will be leased to an aged care developer who will investigate the viability of building a small retirement complex on the land. The 7.5ha lot on Strettle Rd is a former clay pit ...

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Support for volly wins gold

MAZENOD College is among 75 employers awarded for supporting emergency services volunteers who need time off work to respond to emergencies. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the annual awards acknowledged the important role businesses and organisations played in supporting ...

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School’s history unearthed

Chidlow Primary School principal Chris Hennessy with student prefects Annika Hargreaves, Ceilidh Smith, Issac Skews and Riley Andersen and former student Peter Carmichael digging up the time capsule. CHIDLOW Primary School has unearthed a time capsule from 1987 – the ...

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