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Grower: WA should halt exploration

SWAN Valley grapegrower Alf Edgecombe says a US EPA report claiming fracking can affect drinking water resources under some circumstances was further evidence to stop gas exploration in the area. Mr Edgecombe said growers were concerned there was a gas ...

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Echo News records jump in readers

ECHO News is bucking the trend, recording a jump in readership in the latest Roy Morgan Community Newspaper Readership results. In  Perth, Echo News was one of only four titles to make impressive gains in readership figures, up by 4.9 ...

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Lifesaving Christmas gift

CHIDLOW mother of three Jan Rawstorne is preparing to fly to the eastern states next month for a lifesaving operation to remove a rare brain tumour. The operation comes with a hefty price tag of $95,000, but the community has ...

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Dear Santa, where are you?

DISPIRITED residents are calling on Kalamunda Central management to explain its decision to do away with Santa, Christmas carols and a nativity scene at the shopping centre this year. Despite repeated requests for an explanation, Kalamunda central management declined to ...

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Chemicals escape

TESTING for toxic chemicals, once found in firefighting foams used at Pearce air base, includes trying to drill through to the superficial aquifer to establish if the toxins have ended up there after escaping from the base. The toxic chemicals ...

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Day defends aged care record

AN AGED care advocate is calling for Kalamunda MP John Day to resign, saying he has done nothing to address a lack of aged care places in his electorate. The call comes after seniors packed a Q and A meeting ...

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Biosecurity gap

TABLE grape growers’ concerns about pest and diseases affecting their industry appear to have been left out of a biosecurity strategy launched in the Swan Valley. Growers raised their concerns in Grape alert (Echo News, July 17, 2015) about the ...

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A march that matters

POLICE, community service organisations, politicians and community members have united to march against domestic violence, following a 23 per cent spike in the number of assaults reported over a 12-month period. The third Midland March That Matters was held on ...

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