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Kalamunda Hospital’s $1.9m upgrade

Infrastructure upgrades are well underway at the Kalamunda District Community Hospital, which is one of 12 sites being considered for aged care by the new State Government. The Kalamunda District Community Hospitalprovides day surgical procedures and a specialist inpatient palliative ...

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Humble heros

Helping the disabled, responding to emergencies and protecting the environment are just some of the feats by residents from Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring that have drawn honours on the Order of Australia awards list last week. The Order of Australia ...

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Core awash in gold

Core Martial Arts and its 36-year-old instructor Clayton Simpson are punching above their weight, with three of the four students who qualified to represent the Ellenbrook-based school, winning gold medals at the Australian Taekwondo cadet team trials last week. His ...

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Serious about the Swan Valley

Grape Growers Association WA president Darryl Trease has cautiously welcomed a State Government funding announcement for the Swan Valley but he says funding a tourism strategy, without sorting out planning issues first, puts the cart before the horse. His comments ...

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Water contamination alert

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has called for urgent independent testing after high levels of lead were found in drinking water at Whiteman Park. Today Tonight commissioned the testing after the lead crisis at Perth Children’s Hospital and half of the ...

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Pearce fireys speak out

FORMER firefighters from Pearce air base say the Department of Defence should be testing all firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals, which are part of an on-going investigation. The firefighters are also angry no-one from the department has ...

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Help for grape growers at last

FOUR months after the Swan River flooded and the former Barnett Government declared the Swan Valley a natural disaster grape growers can finally get some financial assistance. In Devastation for grape growers (Echo News, February 16) table grape grower and ...

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Crestmoor Pass tower goes up

THE new mobile tower Optus is building at Lot 600, Crestmoor Pass has angered nearby residents. A spokeswoman for the concerned residents said 80 per cent of residents within a kilometre radius of the tower signed statements voicing their opposition ...

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Fracking ban unravels

THE State Government’s ban on fracking in the metropolitan area will still allow exploration for unconventional gas, which has some Swan Valley and Bullsbrook residents very concerned. Lock the Gate Alliance said the fracking ban could still allow activities associated ...

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