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Trapping allows testing for bacteria

HOME gardeners are reminded to check and control for the insect pest, tomato potato psyllid following a widespread trapping program in the eastern suburbs. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has commended residents who volunteered to place sticky ...

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Ellenbrook students help restore bicycles

ELLENBROOK Secondary College students have worked hard to restore and donate seven bicycles to the Balga Detached Youth Work program. The bikes were originally donated to the college in various conditions by staff, families and the Ellenbrook community before students ...

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Christmas joy from Len’s street

EVERY year in October Elia Courtyard resident Len Radalj starts putting up Christmas lights around his home. Some of the lights are fashioned from TV antennas and other things he has collected during the year. When Echo News visited his ...

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Pearce joins NDIS

PEARCE residents living with disability can now have greater confidence they will receive the support and services they need as a result of Western Australia’s decision to join the national scheme, according to the state and federal governments. Pearce MHR ...

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Beechboro Rd North night closures

BEECHBORO Road North will close at night between Pass Way roundabout and Marshall Rd while an upgrade is carried out in preparation for when a section of Hepburn Ave is closed. Main Roads WA said the section of Beechboro Road ...

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Rate review dead for now

AFTER much opposition from ratepayers and a request from the Planning Minister the City of Swan voted on Wednesday evening to delay its rate method review until after a review of the Local Government Act 1995 is finished. Ratepayers’ concern ...

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Where did toxic chemicals come from?

STATE and federal departments are ignoring that toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foams could have escaped from Pearce air base and ended up in dolphins and other animals in the Swan River. The Perth Airport north and south main ...

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Fracking ban strengthened

GAZETTAL of the McGowan Government’s Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Hydraulic Fracturing) Regulations 2017 will provide a permanent ban on fracking in the South West, Perth, including the Swan Valley, and Peel regions and a statewide moratorium until 2020. Conservation ...

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Let’s support Season of Belonging

CHRISTMAS is a wonderful time of year – tinsel, lights and trees are up and cheerful messages are everywhere – it is a time when most eagerly look forward to summer holidays and spending time with family and friends, but ...

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