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No sweet ending in JobKeeper

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By Claire Ottaviano ONE year after border closures all but shut the doors on the Swan Valley, some small business owners are now fighting the next battle as the end of JobKeeper strikes another blow to tourism in the region. ...

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Kalamunda gets the jab

By Melissa Sheil THE world’s most highly anticipated vaccine has finally come to the Hills, the first batch having rolled out in Kalamunda over the last two weeks. Stirk Medical Group on Canning Road were the first in the City ...

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COVID clinic marks one year

Claire Ottaviano IT may be hard to believe, but it has been one whole year since the first COVID-19 clinic opened in Midland. Yesterday, March 25, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals celebrated the first anniversary of ...

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Lessons from lockdown

By Sally McGlew AFTER spending 112 days in lockdown in Melbourne and arriving in Perth for a two-week isolation at home, Melody Ducasse and Brad Downs were not expecting to be locked down in Perth for five more days. “We ...

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COVID compassion on display

By Melissa Sheil DESPITE a clear warning against panic buying from Premier Mark McGowan, Perth’s snap lockdown triggered a frenzy across the City and the eastern region, with supermarket shelves stripped and  queues out the door. However, in the Perth ...

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Blooming through COVID

By Melissa Sheil A FAMILY run florist in Kalamunda has not only survived the economic toll of the pandemic but managed to thrive. Our Flower Studio owner and florist Lucinda Smith-Pedlar said she could have never foreseen the opportunities that ...

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All the right moves

By Sally McGlew THE benefits of being based in Western Australia have shone through for Sista Fitness owner Maggie Carroll, despite the economic interruptions of COVID-19. While media reports in Melbourne stated 60 per cent of gyms lost 100 per ...

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Recognition plenty for Midlas

AN initiative to help the most vulnerable in our community during the COVID-19 crisis has led to a Midland organisation being named as a finalist of a national award. Under the Plenty Project banner – a rebranding of their emergency ...

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