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Sizzling up support for mates

L – R Shanna of Midland, Nic Naitanui and Terrilee of Bunbury enjoyed mixing with shoppers during a fundraising sausage sizzle. GENEROUS shoppers in Bassendean have pitched in to help two indigenous hospitality students who have been invited by the ...

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The eagle has landed

Mount Helena resident and eagle researcher Simon Cherriman was thrilled with his feathered catch. Photograph: JUDY DUNLOP WEDGE-TAILED eagle researcher Simon Cherriman has successfully completed the most difficult stage of his ground-breaking project at the proposed Lorna Glen conservation reserve ...

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Kiosk volunteers raise $1m

HARD working volunteers from the kiosk at Swan District Hospital have raised $1 million to buy key hospital equipment. Over the past nine years, funds raised by the volunteers from the Friends of the Swan Valley Kiosk have enabled the ...

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Cutting carbon to save money

DERBY Industries has been given a $1.2 million contribution towards bringing down the carbon emissions intensity of its meat rendering facility in
Hazelmere and its abattoir� in Wooroloo. Mostyn Group chief executive officer David Lock said their subsidiary would use the ...

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Being a politician for a week

La Salle College student Yasmin Martino really enjoyed spending a day in Parliament House and time with Nationals MP Shane Love. SIX local school children will learn first-hand what it is like to be politicians next month, as part of ...

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Swan chief gagged on centres

CITY of Swan chief executive officer Mike Foley has admitted he was notified by the State Government on May 23 that it intended to put justice disability centres in Kiara and Lockridge . Mr Foley said he was informed the ...

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Comment on highway

West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti, Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and Labor candidate for Hasluck Adrian Evans at the end of Tonkin Hwy, where the Swan Valley Bypass will start. COMMUNITY members, landowners and other stakeholders have an opportunity to comment ...

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Local and proud

Echo News general manager Jocelyn Longley is proud of the newspaper’s achievements. MANY things may have changed since Echo News general manager Jocelyn Longley first joined the company as an advertising sales executive eight years ago. But she says the ...

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Business confidence

The Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce is confident business in the Shire of Kalamunda can still thrive despite the current economic challenges. DESPITE an economic slowdown forecast for the state as mining investment winds down, new businesses are still opening and ...

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Asbestos exposed

Soil containing asbestos was used for landscaping works at the Fred Jacoby Park picnic area where some particles remain. Picture: SARAH BROOKES AN investigation by Echo News has revealed soil containing asbestos was used in 2011 for landscaping works in ...

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