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Appointing acting CEO changes

THE City of Swan has decided to give chief executive officer Mike Foley the authority to appoint one of the city’s four executive managers to the position of acting chief executive officer on a rotational basis when he is absent ...

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Henley Brook traffic issues

A TRAFFIC study for Henley Brook shows more than 10,000 vehicles use West Swan and Gnangara roads a day. The study showed 15,000 vehicles a day use Lord St south of Gnangara Rd on weekdays, which caused congestion and delays ...

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Swan hills weather storm

THERE were more days resembling winter than spring as a string of cold fronts crossed the coast, helping Perth to its wettest September since 1973. The Swan hills region emerged relatively unscathed after the series of strong cold fronts pummelled ...

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History unearthed

THE Kalamunda Historical Society has unearthed an important document on a local resident wounded in France and taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans during World War I. Society member Rodney Pepper said after Lesmurdie resident Bryan Pellew ...

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Schools petition minister over cuts

HILLS parents and citizens groups have presented Education Minister Peter Collier with a petition protesting education funding changes. A letter sent to Darlington primary school parents outlined the staffing and budgetary cuts expected to hit the school next year. “Overall ...

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Protecting the Valley

THE Department of Planning’s recommended amendments to the
Swan Valley Planning Act will be given to the planning minister at the end of this month, following a public consultation period which closed earlier this year. Subdivision, the importation of grapes, water ...

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Welcome to Ilda’s backyard

Avid gardeners are welcomed to come and enjoy Ilda’s hard work, and some of her gardening tips during an open garden this month. AT 79 and a half Ilda Schorer’s passion for collecting and nurturing flowers hasn’t dimmed. Her garden ...

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Fight continues as closure looms

THE community of Bassendean is still attempting to hose down the State Government’s plan to close its volunteer fire service, despite the closure date now looming. The State Government has moved to deregister the Bassendean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service ...

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Palmer’s partu outpolls Nats

CLIVE Palmer’s election campaign provided a point of difference with his at times wacky comments and bold plan to build a replica Titanic dominating the media and appealing to disaffected voters. While the mining entreprenuer’s success over east was not ...

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