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Audio recording policy splits council

THE decision to amend an audio recording policy split the Shire of Mundaring council this month. Deputy president Lynn Fisher’s amendment sought to define which reasons the chief executive could execute his authority to withhold all or part of council ...

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Debunking cancer myths

ONE in three cancers are preventable, says Cancer Council Midland regional education officer Mikala Atkinson, but often myths about preventative food and lifestyle choices can be misleading. The Cancer Council aims to debunk some of those myths as part of ...

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Exhibition returns to Midland Junction

MORE than 150 artists feature in this year’s annual In Focus exhibition at Midland Junction Art Centre. The inclusive exhibition represents beginner artists to experienced creatives well-known in the community, with many of the artists living in the Eastern Region ...

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Unsafe to upgrade tracks

AN elector’s motion to upgrade emergency access tracks and trails between Mount Helena and Chidlow was rejected at this month’s Shire of Mundaring council meeting. Cr Ian Green put forward an alternative motion to include further review of community bushfire ...

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Making wishes come true

WHEN she’s not cheering on her champion horses, Amy Evans is herself a champion. The 20-year-old horse enthusiast, and Muscular Dystrophy WA (MDWA) member, is raising awareness of the HBF Run for a Reason in support of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. ...

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Recognition for hospital nurse

THIS year’s St John of God Midland Hospital caregiver of the year was awarded to clinical nurse Binsu Varghese. Ms Varghese was chosen for her dedication to assisting patients, colleagues and nursing students. She said she was honoured and surprised ...

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Free hearing checks available

The Australian Hearing bus is coming to Midland and Mundaring to offer free hearing checks. Anyone concerned about their hearing or their hearing aids should go along and speak to the friendly team. The bus will be at the Swan Leisure ...

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Online spotlight on hospital performance

MIDLAND and Western Australian hospital performance reports can now be easily accessed from a new Department of Health webpage. The department undertook a review of publicly available performance reports in an effort to improve transparency and accessibility. Implementations of the ...

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Labor calls for more MRI licenses

NORTH east metropolitan residents are still struggling to access vital scans, with the Turnbull Government’s inaction on Medicare MRI licences forcing patients to pay big out-of-pocket fees or travel long distances, according to Labor politicians. Federal Opposition Health spokeswoman Catherine ...

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