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Self help network wins award

FIVE years ago Ellenbrook mum of three Anita Peiris felt so isolated while caring for her two special needs children that she went online to create a network of support for herself and others in her situation. She instinctively knew ...

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Investigation into chemical spill

THE Department of Mines and Petroleum has started an investigation into the cause of a chemical spill at the Mundaring water treatment plant last Friday. Fire fighters and ambulance crews attended the scene with two workers taken to hospital. A ...

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Your suburb your voice

THE State Government has missed a great tourism opportunity by not putting in a train line to Ellenbrook, which would encourage more people to visit local wineries instead of going down south, according to an Ellenbrook resident at a community ...

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Barley brings home bronze

Australian Paracyclists including Nigel Barley of Parkerville have wrapped up a strong campaign at the World ParaCycling Championships in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. Days one and two started in the small French town and saw 17 paracyclists competing in the time ...

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A passion for painting and gardening

A GARDEN wonder- land in Maida Vale will open its doors to delight curious visitors next month and raise money for charity. Tom and Jan Hogg first opened their garden Romancing the Stone in September 2003 for the Australian Open ...

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Step inside an artist’s world

STEP inside the colourful world of an artist on Sunday, October 13 when professional artists throughout the Shire of Kalamunda open their doors to the public as part of the annual Kalamunda Open Studios. Kalamunda has a large and diverse ...

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Making Toodyay Road much safer

Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban met with community members and representatives from Main Roads and the City of Swan to discuss improving safety on the Toodyay Road after the death of three Gidgegannup residents in July. THE Gidgegannup community is ...

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A national science experiment

MAZENOD College in Lesmurdie is one of 40 schools around Australia chosen to have a seismometer installed as part of a national science experiment. The seismometers are linked into a global network to measure earthquake activity and the Australian Seismometers ...

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Insurance warning

When a driver crashed his car into her fences on the weekend Carmel Rando of Swan View found that due to a mix up her home contents insurance, which she’s had with the same firm for years, had not been ...

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Holiday fun with nature

STOP the kids from getting bored this October by heading for the hills to discover the bush activities on offer at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring. Department of Parks and Wildlife program coordinator Jill Francis said the bush ...

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