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Kalamunda measles case caught locally

THERE is a risk of contracting measles in the Kalamunda area, with a reported case in the region believed to have been infected locally. The Department of Health asked Western Australians to be on alert for an increased risk of ...

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Echo newspapers travel to West Africa

ECHO News newspapers make up part of a collection of reading materials that could help children to read in West Africa. Greenmount resident Fred Johnson is collecting the newspapers, and other reading materials, for a school he is building in ...

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Johnstone smashes Bibbulmun record

SHANE Johnstone has completed the Bibbulmun Track from Albany to Kalamunda in a record 11 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes. He joins a group of track finishers called end-to-enders, those who have completed the 1000km journey and climbed a ...

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Lest We Forget

THE hills fell silent on Wednesday, as residents across the Echo News readership bowed their heads and gave thanks to the Australian soldiers from every conflict, commemorating their sacrifice on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. ...

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Ellenbrook mast makes way for station

THE Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline telecommunications mast from Ellenbrook Town Centre has been moved to make way for a future train station. The 88m mast had been considered a major obstacle to the commercial and residential expansion of the ...

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Beau survives arrow ordeal

RSPCA WA have confirmed they are chasing several leads after a cat was found with an arrow through the back of its head earlier this week. The ginger tabby cat, believed to be a young adult roughly two to three ...

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Ellenbrook arsonist sought

ARSON squad detectives are seeking information from the public to help with their investigation into a suspicious bushfire in Ellenbrook on Monday, April 16. At 2.24pm the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to a bushfire on Farmaner ...

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Station upgrade for new rail links

THE proposed Morley-Ellenbrook and Forrestfield-Airport rail links will both use Bayswater station as a central junction. A Metronet team spokeswoman said Bayswater Station had been flagged as an important junction as part of the planning for the Forrestfield-Airport link and ...

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Money to improve roads

THE federal government has allocated $215,000 to the City of Swan to seal shoulders to 1.5m and install centre lines, edge lines and reflective raised pavement markers on Campersic Rd, from Hardwick Rd 1.6km north to Carmarque Dr, Millendon.  The ...

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