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EDITORIAL IF you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by COVID-19, well you’re not the only one. Everywhere you look there seems to be bad news. Events of every size and calibre have been cancelled, school assemblies are a thing of the ...

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Protection on the way for clinic

PROTESTS outside abortion clinics may soon be a thing of the past, with the WA Government committing to introduce Safe Access Zone legislation this year. Health Minister Roger Cooke made the initial announcement regarding the Safe Access Zones outside the ...

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Pharmacy denied over Valley supermarket snag

AN award-winning pharmacist attempting to establish a much-needed pharmacy in the Swan Valley has hit a snag in her application, and will now call on the Federal Health Minister to use his discretion to approve the business. Jana Pratico is ...

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Memories make a real difference

A SWAN Valley Café and a former career dementia nurse have collaborated on a program that is helping dementia patients socialise and carers form a sense of community. Every two weeks, on a Tuesday, Swan Valley Gourmet turns into the ...

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Kalamunda disability services in limbo

YOUNG people with a disability in the Shire of Kalamunda are in limbo after funding for transport to social activities were no longer deemed eligible for the Shire’s Home and Community Care (HACC) scheme. At the Shire’s ordinary council meeting ...

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Foothills measles alert

HEALTH authorities are warning people they may have been exposed to measles at public places in Kalamunda and Forrestfield last month. It follows a confirmed diagnosis in a passenger who was infected during a holiday in Japan. People could have ...

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New beds to help treat meth addicts

TEN of the 60 new residential rehabilitation treatment beds announced as part of the $14.9 million Western Australian Meth Strategy 2016 will be in Cullacabardee. Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said contracts had been finalised for an extra 28 beds ...

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Lived experience key to mental health course

THE Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFWA) is rolling out a four week workshop in Midland next month for people living with mental illness. Hayley Harris said the program would help participants develop a deeper understanding of mental health, learn ...

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Rethinking autism

FAMILIES and educators are being invited to rethink autism and consider the latest research and initiatives presented during a two-day seminar to normalise and celebrate the diversity of the human condition. Interstate and local speakers will present a range of ...

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