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Showbags a hit for Echo News winners

GEORGIA Beaton and Tyler Robinson are the envy of school kids everywhere after being part of the 2018 IGA Perth Royal Showbag Launch. Twelve-year-old Georgia and eight-year-old Tyler entered an Echo News competition where they had to describe what they ...

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Glen Forrest Community Kindy avoids the axe

GLEN Forrest Community Kindy has received a last-minute reprieve from the Education Department after being threatened with effective closure. The Kindy has helped transition countless children into the schooling system since it first opened 31 years ago, however a decision ...

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Call for Minister to step in

THREE peak industry groups have joined forces to publicly voice concerns about planning approvals in the Swan Valley during the interim period before any new planning laws take effect as a result of the Kobelke review into the Swan Valley ...

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Anti-fracking rally next month

ANTI-FRACKERS, including some in the Swan Valley, are collecting signatures on a petition they plan to present to Parliament on Thursday, October 11.  While the scientific inquiry into fracking in WA report was handed to the McGowan Government yesterday anti-frackers ...

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PFAS testing in Swan River catchment

THE first time the Swan Canning Estuary was tested for toxic firefighting foams was in December 2016, according to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. A department spokeswoman also said although the two dolphins found dead in the Swan ...

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Clay target carnival at Whiteman Park

THE WA State Trap (Down-the-Line) Clay Target Shooting Carnival will be held at Whiteman Park on Saturday, September 22. The State Trap Carnival is the premier event of the Western Australian Clay Target Association’s annual shooting calendar. The event, which ...

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Swan amendment process stalls

THE Department of Planning says it is still to receive Amendment No. 150 to local planning scheme 17, which relates to the rezoning of land in Upper Swan to allow for bitumen manufacturing at Lot 16 and 32 Great Northern ...

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Muffin mission for melanoma

MUFFINS are making a difference in Mundaring with 50 cents from the sale of each baked treat sold at a Patch of Country donated to melanomaWA. Raising awareness and funds for the not-for-profit organisation became a cause close to the ...

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Mundaring commits to slashing emissions

THE Shire of Mundaring has committed to cut emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.  At Tuesday night’s monthly September meeting, councillors endorsed a draft energy and emissions reduction strategy with a focus on reducing the Shire’s energy use and ...

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