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Residents slugged: McGowan

RATEPAYERS in the City of Swan and the shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring have all paid more in their rates for street lighting than necessary. Opposition leader Mark McGowan said due to a State Government bungle local governments had calculated ...

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Dog attack

THE City of Swan is still investigating a dog attack that left an 82-year-old woman with serious head, facial and body injuries in Koongamia last week. The women was on an early morning walk with her 81-year-old husband when the ...

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Pageant win for local

SWAN View resident Jenni Zeng has been named the winner for Australia in the prestigious Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant on July 31 in Melbourne. The 21-year-old university student said the internationally renowned competition valued wisdom as well as beauty. “My ...

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Cutting the Avon link

A MOVE to cut the Avonlink service from Northam to Perth, effective from December 30 this year is disappointing and short sighted says Central Wheatbelt MLA Mia Davies. The train service between Northam and Perth will be replaced with a ...

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Rullo wipes out in Toodyay

Peter Rullo of Jane Brook was second in the Quit Targa West rally and won the Bullsbrook stage before the front differential went and he crashed the car. Picture: BRIAN WHITE DESPITE a promising start to this year’s Quit Targa ...

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Funding pledge for bypass

FEDERAL Opposition leader Tony Abbott has pledged $1.3 billion to get major road infrastructure projects built in Perth during a press conference at the marginal seat of Hasluck held by Liberal MP Ken Wyatt on Saturday. In May the Federal ...

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Service marks Vietnam vets

Left to Right: Peter Cowley, Ross Stickman, Chris Milne, Mal Stone, Bill Munro, Keith Battersby and George Korol stand shoulder to shoulder at the war memorial in Kalamunda. VIETNAM veterans marked 47 years since the Battle of Long Tan with ...

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Heritage laws set to tighten

THE Save the Guildford Hotel action group has welcomed a move by the state’s biggest council to toughen up its heritage protection laws, and they hope the City of Swan will follow suit. This week the City of Stirling announced ...

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My dog not dangerous: owner

THE owner of an Australian cattle dog accused of fatally wounding an Australian silky terrier in May says her dog is very well natured and has vowed to fight the charges in court next month. Shire of Mundaring councillors voted ...

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A fortunate life

KALAMUNDA resident Sam Wright has been remembered fondly for his love of putting pen to paper to provide his unique commentary on local and world affairs. After an eventful period in the Royal Air Force during WW2, followed by a ...

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