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Ellenbrook rail talks start

ABOUT 170 residents attended a community information session for the Morley-Ellenbrook train line last week. The information session, led by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw, followed an earlier community survey on the project. Almost 2000 ...

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Start made on Northam Solar Farm

CONSTRUCTION has started at the Northam Solar Farm, which is expected to provide 30 local jobs. Energy Minister Ben Wyatt attended the ground breaking ceremony for the state’s newest solar farm at Northam last week. Mr Wyatt said the Northam ...

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Audio recording policy splits council

THE decision to amend an audio recording policy split the Shire of Mundaring council this month. Deputy president Lynn Fisher’s amendment sought to define which reasons the chief executive could execute his authority to withhold all or part of council ...

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Debunking cancer myths

ONE in three cancers are preventable, says Cancer Council Midland regional education officer Mikala Atkinson, but often myths about preventative food and lifestyle choices can be misleading. The Cancer Council aims to debunk some of those myths as part of ...

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Exhibition returns to Midland Junction

MORE than 150 artists feature in this year’s annual In Focus exhibition at Midland Junction Art Centre. The inclusive exhibition represents beginner artists to experienced creatives well-known in the community, with many of the artists living in the Eastern Region ...

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Unsafe to upgrade tracks

AN elector’s motion to upgrade emergency access tracks and trails between Mount Helena and Chidlow was rejected at this month’s Shire of Mundaring council meeting. Cr Ian Green put forward an alternative motion to include further review of community bushfire ...

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Making wishes come true

WHEN she’s not cheering on her champion horses, Amy Evans is herself a champion. The 20-year-old horse enthusiast, and Muscular Dystrophy WA (MDWA) member, is raising awareness of the HBF Run for a Reason in support of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. ...

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Recognition for hospital nurse

THIS year’s St John of God Midland Hospital caregiver of the year was awarded to clinical nurse Binsu Varghese. Ms Varghese was chosen for her dedication to assisting patients, colleagues and nursing students. She said she was honoured and surprised ...

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