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Bushfire volunteers in it for the long haul

By Claire Ottaviano FOR more than three-and-a-half months, volunteers aiding in bushfire recovery efforts have called a camp on the edge of the Wooroloo Bushfire scar home. Days after the bushfire tore through Wooroloo and Gidgegannup destroying 86 homes, BlazeAid ...

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Tiny homes push to ease rental crisis

By Breanna Inferrera A DARLINGTON builder is calling on local governments to be “more open” to working with residents wanting to build tiny homes on wheels, which he says could help tackle the current rental crisis in the Perth Hills ...

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Sheep mauling shock

By Claire Ottaviano FARMERS and rural property owners are calling for common sense amongst dog owners after several sheep were mauled and left to die in a horrific suspected dog attack last week. Dave and Clare Williams, who live in ...

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Second chance sighting

By Claire Ottaviano PERTH Hills residents got another chance at a twice-in-a-lifetime sight as a second OzJet Boeing 737-200 was trucked up Great Eastern Highway bound for its new home in York this week. In March 2019, hundreds of spectators ...

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Art award funding gets the chop

By Claire Ottaviano THE Shire of Mundaring will pull the plug on its annual funding of the long-standing Robert Juniper Award for the Arts after Council supported scrapping a funding agreement with the award’s Trustees. At Tuesday night’s Council meeting, ...

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Donkeys rule the day

By Claire Ottaviano WHILE horses and dogs are a common sight on the Railway Heritage Trail, this Saturday trail users may be surprised to see some very happy donkeys out for a stroll. Saturday, May 8 is World Donkey Day ...

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Forget-me-not

By Melissa Sheil A SPECIAL café group helping to better the lives of people living with dementia recently received vital funding to help continue its important work. Kalamunda’s Forget-me-not Memory Café was one of 44 organisations awarded a $3420 community ...

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Incident control volunteers step up

tales of tilden wooroloo

By Claire Ottaviano A COOL head and calm demeanour got volunteers managing communications and crews out in the field during the Wooroloo bushfire through the toughest conditions the Perth Hills had ever seen. While bushfire brigade firefighters were on the ...

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