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Volunteers needed this Christmas

Swan View Salvation Army calls for vollies.

By Morgan de Smidt  SWAN View Salvation Army are seeking the helping hands of volunteers these Christmas holidays to support locals experiencing hardship. Centre captain Carol O’Leary said she felt worried about those slipping through the cracks during a time ...

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Gold win for honey masters

By Claire Ottaviano A DESIRE to grow and the ability to adapt in a changing world saw a Swan Valley small business join tourism heavy weights at this year’s State tourism awards. The House of Honey and its Sticky Spoon ...

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Midland mental health priority

Old Great Northern Highway

By Claire Ottaviano A SITE on Old Great Northern Highway in Midland has been approved for the State’s first pilot Adult Mental Health Centre (AMHC). The $1.2 million Midland Head to Health centre, operated by St John of God Social ...

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Art at home in the hills

WA artist showcases her body of work.

By Morgan de Smidt  A RENOWNED WA artist is spending time at Kalamunda Community Centre to create unique and individual artworks that will adorn the facility. Artist Leanne Bray has undertaken a three-week residency at the centre to create internal ...

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Tortoise triumph

Western Swamp Tortoise Ellen Brook Twin Swamps

By Claire Ottaviano FEARS for the survival of the endangered Western Swamp Tortoise saw a proposal to amend the special use zone around Twin Swamps and Ellen Brook Nature Reserves rejected at the City of Swan Council meeting this week. ...

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GEH Bypass project surges ahead

Great Eastern Highway Bypass project

By Claire Ottaviano CONSTRUCTION on the long anticipated Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchange project, including the new Lloyd Street Bridge, has officially begun. On Tuesday, Planning and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, City of Swan mayor David Lucas and Kalamunda mayor ...

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The face of the rental crisis

rental crisis COVID

By Rebecca Peppiatt Camellia Creswell wakes up every single morning not knowing if she and her three children will soon be living on the streets. Like thousands of others in the same situation, the Forrestfield single mum is facing eviction ...

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The science of wine

La Salle COllege

By Melissa Sheil A HIGH school in the heart of Swan Valley has started a new science curriculum related to one of the area’s finest pursuits. La Salle College in Middle Swan began a viticulture course for its Year 11 ...

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Church fight for freedom from substation

Potter's House CHurch

A CHURCH neighbouring the future Malaga train station has spoken out in the hope of stopping an electrical substation being built on its doorstep, but Metronet says it’s a done deal. Potter’s House Church on Marshall Road is strongly objecting ...

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