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Reflecting on a long career in policing

Sergeant Garry Tuffin takes time to reflect on the changes he has seen over the past 30 years. EAST Metropolitan District Sergeant Garry Tuffin is one of 196 non-frontline officers who have applied for a voluntary redundancy package as part ...

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State to look at hunting system

THE Upper House has decided to send a motion by Agriculture MLC Rick Mazza to the Standing Committee on Public Administration asking it to investigate the benefits of the “use in other states of regulated, licensed recreational hunting systems’’ and ...

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Concerns about mozzies in tanks

A GOOSEBERRY Hill resident wants the Health Department to assess whether there is a problem with mosquitoes breeding in septic tanks. Bill Hardman said his family had recently had to get two septic tanks pumped out. “These are separate tanks ...

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Worries about road safety

Chanae Thomas is concerned about overcrowding at Ellenbrook Secondary College and a gas pipeline nearby. AN Ellenbrook parent says what concerns her most about a big increase in student numbers at Ellenbrook Secondary College is safety at the end of ...

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Pole replacement hiccup

A POWER outage which stopped over 400 children playing basketball on a Friday night at the Mundaring recreation grounds has left parents in the dark about why they were not notified. Western Power is 18-months into a 1.35 billion program ...

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Dr speaks out over Midland Hospital plan

Dr Marcus Rumpus has spoken out about his concerns over the new Midland Hospital that will replace the ageing Swan District Hospital. Picture: SARAH BROOKES A RETIRED obstetrician from Swan District Hospital has spoken out against the State Government’s decision ...

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Bleak Christmas for axed workers

Hundreds of workers at the Welshpool and South Guildford headquarters of WesTrac have been told this week that they have lost their jobs. Picture: SARAH BROOKES RETRENCHED WesTrac workers from the company’s South Guildford headquarters will struggle to find new ...

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Truck parking issue returns

A dispute about the parking of trucks in Tomlin St continues with the City of Swan going behind closed doors. THE City of Swan went behind closed doors to discuss three Ellenbrook development applications on Wednesday evening. One of the ...

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Boom gate warning

A damaged boom gate on this level crossing on Great Northern Hwy in Upper Swan caused a traffic jam. A BOOM gate on Great Northern Hwy in Upper Swan damaged by a truck could have resulted in someone being injured ...

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