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White water weekend

By Rebecca Peppiatt The Avon Descent kicks off today in Northam with the Bilya Festival from 5pm, marking the start of the iconic 124km race. Power boats and paddle craft  will hit the water for the annual white water event ...

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Hills charity in limbo

By Rebecca Peppiatt A HILLS not-for-profit group that helps people with disabilities through horse riding is once again facing closure after plans to move to a site in Stoneville were pulled out from underneath them. The new site is based ...

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Mad over Morrison fly-over

By Claire Ottaviano THE release of preliminary plans showing a fly-over at Morrison Road as a part of the Roe Highway upgrade has residents and businesses in Midvale seeing red. The upgrade is part of the wider EastLink WA project, ...

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Council vote against female-only swimming

By Claire Ottaviano A MOTION to consider introducing female-only sessions at City of Swan leisure centres to cater for people with cultural and personal sensitivities was shut down by seven of the 12 councillors present at last week’s council meeting. ...

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Marketing our local growers

By Rebecca Peppiatt There’s a new shopping experience in Mundaring that’s aiming to bring together the community and support our small local growers. The fortnightly Mundaring Garden and Farmer’s Market has been up-and-running since May and is starting to build ...

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Carer crisis hits Midland

Foster carers midland

By Claire Ottaviano SOUTH Guildford residents Molly and Gareth Lawless are two of 77 general foster carer households helping to fill a shortage of desperately needed foster carers in Midland. After a year of fostering, the couple are now encouraging ...

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Winery in the drink

By Melissa Sheil THE banks of the Swan River are still feeling the effects of Perth’s wettest July in 26 years, with mass flooding continuing to inundate the Swan and Avon catchment this week. Upper Reach Winery in Baskerville was ...

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No re-nominations at council

By Rebecca Peppiatt MUNDARING Shire Council is facing a significant re-shuffle come election time as all six councillors up for re-election have indicated they will not be nominating again for their positions. Echo News has learnt that councillors David Lavell, ...

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Mayoral Chains donated to Kalamunda

By Melissa Sheil KALAMUNDA’S City status has been further cemented this week as Mayor Margaret Thomas bought, and donated to the City, its first set of Mayoral Chains. Also known as civic regalia, Mayoral Chains are worn by the Mayor ...

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