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‘We don’t want town water here’

By Rebecca Peppiatt WEST Bullsbrook residents are divided after the government announcement last week they’d finally be getting hooked up to scheme water, five years after their bores were contaminated with toxic fire fighting chemicals (PFAS). However, not all properties ...

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Still time to vote

By Claire Ottaviano ON average, only a quarter of ratepayers in the eastern and hills region have so far voted in this Saturday’s local government elections. Despite the low postal vote return, it is looking like voter turnout in the ...

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Petition for bushfire program audit denied

By Melissa Sheil A PETITION put forward by City of Kalamunda residents wanting changes to bushfire mitigation practices was shut down in council this week. Signed by 100 ratepayers, the petition requested an audit into various aspects of the  Bushfire ...

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Sunscreen with a twist wins top show prize

By Melissa Sheil A FORRESTFIELD mother-of-three has won the top stall holder award at the Royal Show for her business that encourages children to be sun smart whilst protecting the environment. Stephanie Bream was awarded the President’s Pick for Best ...

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Standing up to cancer

By Melissa Sheil A HIGH Wycombe family will be firing up the barbie and getting the golf clubs out this weekend in an effort to fundraise for a cause close to their hearts. Diane and Neil Hobbs are in their ...

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Quarantine facility build sparks fears

By Rebecca Peppiatt WHILE construction kicks off on a new 1000-bed quarantine facility in Bullsbrook, nearby residents are labelling it “the concentration camp” and are furious they have yet to be consulted over the decision to put it in their ...

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Councillors bid farewell

By Rebecca Peppiatt IT was curtains down for six Shire of Mundaring councillors this week who attended their last meeting on Tuesday with some heartfelt farewells. Councillors David Lavell, Toni Burbidge, Ian Green, Darrell Jones and Jason Russell spoke to ...

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Teenage lifesaver acknowledged

By Melissa Sheil A TEENAGER who saved a newborn baby while working at her job in Ellenbrook was awarded for her courage last week in the 2021 Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards. Eighteen-year-old Georgia Day received a Gold Star Bravery ...

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And they’re off and racing!

By Rebecca Peppiatt IT’S that time of year again when competitive dads and adrenaline junkie kids collide with some good old fashioned fun and community spirit. The annual Hills Billy Cart Festival returns to Mount Helena on October 31 after ...

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Mural vandalism angers community

By Claire Ottaviano MIDVALE property owner Jim Morgan is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the “criminals” who defaced a piece of artwork on the side of his building. The 35m wide and 7m tall ...

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