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Echo News in fight for life

Echo News staff

AN unprecedented surge in the price of newsprint is threatening your local and independent news. As of July 1, the cost to print Echo News is increasing by 53 per cent. Unfortunately, without immediate help this masthead will be unable ...

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Volunteer dedication honoured

Fire Service Medal

BRING your own jeans and overalls and jump on the back of the truck, were the instructions given to Alan Pugh when he signed up to the Kalamunda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in 1974. New to the country, having ...

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Calamunnda Camel Farm closes its doors

Camel farm closes

PERTH’S longest established camel farm is shutting after the death of well-loved cameleer Christopher O’Hora. Calamunnda Camel Farm will close its doors for the last time on Sunday, June 26 following Mr O’Hora’s passing in April. “When dad passed away ...

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Kalamunda care facility gets a lifeline

estha foundation pic from website

THE State Government this week announced that Kalamunda’s Esther Foundation will be taken over by a new service provider, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of current clients. Cyrenian House will take over the residential treatment facility that has been the ...

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Hike in rates for hills homeowners

City of Kalamunda

ECONOMIC stress and inflation have contributed to a 4.9 per cent rates increase for residents in the City of Kalamunda. The increase comes after a downward trend was identified in the City’s ability to cover operational costs and have revenue ...

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A walk to remember

Ross Webster

FOR most Bibbulmun track ‘end-to-enders’, Albany marks the finish line of the beautiful and challenging 1000km trek – but for Ross Webster it was just the mid-way point. The Gidgegannup resident walked from Kalamunda to Albany in just 18 days, ...

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Zig Zag keeps night closure

Zig Zag Scenic Drive

CITY of Kalamunda councillors pushed back against a staff recommendation this week to permanently close the Zig Zag Scenic Drive, instead proposing an alternate motion to maintain evening closure only. A lengthy debate ensued at Tuesday’s council meeting where staff’s ...

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Volunteer week celebrates proactive locals

Kalamunda SES

TO combat serious injuries on roof rescues, one dedicated Kalamunda volunteer designed an innovative training resource that will boost the skills of emergency service providers across the state. During National Volunteer Week, May 16 to 22, volunteers like State Emergency ...

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