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New names for two Swan wards

THE City of Swan Council has voted to alter its wards at a special council meeting on Monday, March 27. At the meeting, the council resolved to reduce the number of wards from six to five, retain the same number ...

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Businesses fed up

KALAMUNDA businesses are at their wits end in the fight against crime which they say is out of control and threatening the future of their livelihoods. About 10 businesses have contacted Echo News airing their concerns this week, with at ...

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Call to watch out for tomato pest

HOME and community gardeners are being urged to do their bit to help stop the spread of the tomato potato psyllid, a destructive insect pest which has been discovered in Australia for the first time. As well as a quarantine ...

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Search for indigenous Diggers

DESCENDANTS of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palenstine campaign are being asked to take part in an oral history project. On October 31, 1917 two Australian Light Horse regiments charged Turkish positions ...

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Toxic mess for McGowan

A CALL this month for an investigation into toxic chemicals found in Swan River dolphins comes after researchers found one of the chemicals can cause higher birth weights associated with an increased chance of developing chronic diseases later in life. ...

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Keeping an eye on good sight

A new free service to help Aboriginal people with eye problems has been set up by the Lions Eye Institute at St John of God Midland Hospital. The Midland Eye Service provides treatment and surgery at no cost to patients ...

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Guildford says “Mac off”

The public outcry over a bid by McDonalds to set up shop within the Guildford Hotel site has gathered momentum with a public meeting next month, and a rally this weekend expected to draw a big crowd. The proposal is ...

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Watch out

Cyclists and motorists continue to be at loggerheads prompting the Shire of Kalamunda to remind all road users to follow the rules when riding for an event or recreationally. Between 2010 and 2015, 28 cyclists died on West Australian roads. ...

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A Shaw thing

THE WA Labor Party has dominated the State Election with huge swings against the Liberals in the seats of Swan Hills, Kalamunda and Forrestfield. Swan Hills was contested at the 2008 election by Labor MLC Graham Gifford, but he was ...

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