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Lucky escape after snakebite

A MAN from Middle Swan suffered acute renal failure after he was bitten by a tiger snake while carrying out repair work at his home last week. Melissa Clatworthy said her husband Bradley described the snakebite on his finger as ...

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Premier’s funding pledge for pest

PREMIER Colin Barnett last week took a first-hand look at the problems caused by Mediterranean fruit fly and pledged to help Hills’ growers tackle the pest. Hills Orchard Improvement Group spokesman Brett DelSimone said orchardists welcomed the commitment that part ...

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Financial changes

AS STUDENTS returned to the classrooms this week new figures by the Opposition claim Swan View Senior High School is amongst the hardest hit by an overhaul of school funding. West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said the worst hit school, ...

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Complaints about parking etiquette

BY SARAH BROOKES KALAMUNDA residents are voicing their frustration about motorists inconsiderately using spots designated for parents with prams and seniors at the local shopping centre. Mum of three-year-old twins Valerie Jones said she shopped at Kalamunda Central several times ...

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Housing pitch for hall site

BY SARAH BROOKES REZONING the Greenmount Hall site to make way for higher density housing is a step closer after Shire of Mundaring councillors voted 8-2 on Tuesday night to put the plan out for public comment. The site of ...

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Black Spot upgrade

By Anita McInnes WORK on the Reid Hwy and Malaga Dr intersection upgrade will start this year once design work now underway is finalised. The State Government announced on Christmas Eve the intersection upgrade, to improve safety and traffic flow ...

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Plea to use grain silo for parking

By Anita McInnes BELLEVUE resident Martin Chape says the grain silo on the corner of Elgee and Robinson roads should be used as a Park and Ride. Mr Chape said if the passenger train line extended to Roe Hwy the ...

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Bullsbrook burns

By Anita McInnes ARSON squad detectives are seeking information about two fires believed to have been deliberately lit in Ellenbrook on Monday, January 12. The first fire was reported about 3.50pm in a park on Banrock Dr and about 4.40pm, ...

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More bushfires

By Anita McInnes VOLUNTEER firefighters from Mundaring and Kalamunda were  among the more than 350 Department of Fire and Emergency personnel involved at the peak of the Bullsbrook bushfire last weekend. No doubt as many firefighters fought the bushfire they ...

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