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Western Power ready to fight

By Sarah Brookes ALL Andrea Becker has left is memories. Ms Becker said she lost everything in the 2014 Parkerville fire and her insurance did not cover all the damage. “After the fire, I was literally left with nothing but ...

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Dayton wetland loss

By Anita McInnes YOUNG people in Dayton have raised concerns about a development they say is destroying the remaining wetlands in the area. Jak Menkens said the proposed modification to the West Swan (East) structure plan for Lot 23 Blundell ...

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Bush faces the axe for aged care

By Sarah Brookes AGED care advocates, conservationists and residents packed the gallery on Monday night as Kalamunda shire councillors unanimously supported an amendment to rezone a reserve on Wilkins Rd to residential aged care. Kalamunda resident Peter Forrest said the decision ...

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A battle’s brewing

By Sarah Brookes TOURISM and recreational areas will suffer in the Perth Hills if plans by a Chinese-backed consortium to mine bauxite on private farmland along the Darling Scarp go ahead, say residents. On the steps of WA Parliament on Tuesday, ...

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Henley Brook rehab house rejected

  By Anita McInnes A GROUP providing accommodation and support to people with entrenched behaviours and addictions, which has had a new application rejected by the City of Swan, used to operate a similar service next to Bandyup Prison. City ...

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Echo News celebrates 30 years

Journalist Ingrid Jacobson, who worked on the paper during its first year, (third from the right) charts its brave beginnings driven by a love of the local, which still remains today. To coincide with Echo News’ 30th birthday, the entire ...

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From humble beginnings

In August, 1985, The Midland-Kalamunda ECHO published its first edition out of an old house in Keane Street, previously the home of pastors who had preached at the long ago demolished church, which once stood on the vacant land next ...

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Harking back to the headlines

Grapes of Wrath, was the first front page headline for the new Midland-Kalamunda Echo, a report on the angry reaction of winemakers and liquor retailers to a litreage tax proposed by the State Government. Alongside it was a story about ...

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Incinerator plans are ‘unproven’

By Sarah Brookes RESIDENTS are appealing the approval of an incinerator in Hazelmere amid claims an independent peer review of the proposal shows the technology is not proven, a key requirement of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Guildford resident Andrew Kiely, ...

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