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Tough act for moggies

Shire of Mundaring community ranger Delphine Wilson at the shire’s cattery – rangers will have more powers to seize cats under the new cat laws. RANGERS will be able to seize and detain domestic cats deemed to have committed an ...

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Another one bites the dust

State heritage listed Lynwood Homestead has remained derelict for over a decade, falling apart quietly under current legislation that does not firmly compel owners to fix their heritage-listed properties. LYNWOOD Homestead is the latest casualty felled by the ‘demolition by ...

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Students write to detainees

St Helena’s Catholic Primary School students wear the friendship bracelets sent to them by the children in the Manus Island Detention Centre. ON April 27 Echo News reported on how students at St Helena’s Catholic Primary School had received a ...

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Vollies watch Swan River dolphins

VOLUNTEERS including residents of Ashfield, Walliston, Bullsbrook and High Wycombe have been collecting information on dolphins in the Swan and Canning rivers. The residents are among 600 volunteers taking part in the Swan River Trust’s Dolphin Watch initiative, which has ...

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Life changing trip

YOUTH Sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring has helped change the way two young residents view life. Eighteen-year-old Helena Valley resident Elizabeth Tarrant and Greenmount resident Felicity Carr travelled to Fiji late last year to spend two weeks teaching English ...

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New city youth centre attracts teens

John Deng with Cr Marai Haynes, Mayor Charlie Zannino, Cr John McNamara and Ahmed Egal at the new Ballajura Youth and Community Centre. Cr McNamara said the centre has quickly become popular with teenagers. THE Ballajura Youth and Community Centre, ...

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Award winning weight loss

MICHELLE Prescott has endured a hard slog to lose a staggering 30kg earning her a nomination in a national award competition for her inspirational weight loss. The Chidlow mother of three said the trigger point for her deciding to lose ...

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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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