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Mandate review rejected

COVID-19 mandates

SHIRE of Mundaring councillors voted this week not to research and review the impacts of COVID vaccinations on the community, despite opposition. The elected members met for their monthly meeting on July 12 to discuss a motion that was originally ...

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COVID clinics to close

A DECLINE in COVID cases has led to the closure of the COVID Clinics at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, two years after it opened. The Department of Health this week announced it would be closing ...

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Locals welcome plastics ban

IT’s been a tough few years for cafes and restaurants, firstly after the impact of COVID restrictions and now with tough new regulations around the use of plastics. On July 1 the WA government brought into effect a ban on ...

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Flu jab fail at Midland clinic

Jab

THE state government’s free flu vaccination drive for the month of June got off to a rocky start this week when the Midland Centrepoint clinic ran out of doses on the first day. Locals hoping to get jabbed ahead of ...

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Charlotte’s fight to breathe

Charlotte Potts CF

LIKE most six year olds, Charlotte Potts is high energy, loves school and playing with her friends, but there’s one thing that makes her a little different. Charlotte has cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease which there is currently no ...

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COVID hits Echo News

Rebecca Peppiatt

AS I come to the tail end of my brush with death, I can’t help but think about COVID in a very different way to what I did two years ago. I’m joking, of course, about the death part. I ...

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City doesn’t stop for COVID

Talk time cut at Swan

IT was unusually quiet at the City of Swan’s council meeting last week with a number of councillors and key staff testing positive for COVID. At the start of the meeting, mayor David Lucas told those in the gallery and ...

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Council chaos over mandates

COVID-19 mandates

SHIRE of Mundaring has pledged this week to write to Mark McGowan and ask for the removal of COVID vaccine mandates for all West Australians. The controversial move was one of seven vaccination motions hotly debated by councillors late into ...

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Homebuilder heartache

Homebuilder heartache

BUYING your first home should be one of the most exciting times of your life, but for Movida Estate homebuilder Matthew Waitland the dream of becoming a homeowner has turned into a nightmare. Despite being one of the first blocks ...

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