Redman: No foreseeable fracking

The May 27, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Terry Redman is unaware of any applications for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activity in his Warren-Blackwood electorate;
  • The Walpole Wilderness gets a slice of new investment in camping and caravanning facilities;
  • The Walpole Nornalup Tourism Association has quietly launched its new tourism website;
  • Rates may rise thanks to the State Government raising borrowing charges, according to the Shire of Denmark;
  • It’s National Reconciliation Week, May 27-June 3, and a massacre has been memorialised near Raventhorpe;
  • Perth’s “grandfather of blues” Rick Steele will perform live in Walpole on May 30;

And more … Download the May 27, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB).

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DeCampo praises burning budget

The May 20, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Manjimup Shire President Wade DeCampo urges the public to show “tolerance and compassion” for prescribed burning;
  • The Walpole & Districts community raised nearly $3,000 for Dianne Pickersgill’s adopted Nepalese orphanage;
  • El Niño could provide a welcome relief for Western Australia’s oceans;
  • A free event in Albany will focus on research, case-studies, and management of the plant disease phytophthora dieback;
  • The sun powers the Walpole Sport & Recreation Centre;
  • Junior football was a hit in Walpole on Saturday;

And more … Download the May 20, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).May-20-2015-cover

 

$20 million more for prescribed burns

The May 13, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • $20 million of Royalties for Regions funds are being funneled into a prescribed burning program in WA’s South West;
  • Manjimup Shire President Wade DeCampo has condemned the abuse of 417 visa holders;
  • Michael Filby has found another dumping site in the Walpole Wilderness;
  • Diane Beckingham discusses fungi in her Nature Notes column;
  • Seniors are going digital at the Walpole CRC;
  • Footy fever is coming to Walpole town oval this Saturday;

And more … Download the May 13, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).

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Pickersgill leads Nepal appeal

The May 6, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Dianne Pickersgill is calling on the community to help her support her adopted orphanage in the aftermath of Nepal’s devastating April 25 earthquake;
  • Walpole will enjoy the return of allied health services until the end of June;
  • The Department of Parks & Wildlife is planning to dredge Coalmine Beach;
  • David Edmonds of the Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association updates us on a project to rehabilitate peat swamps;
  • The CropLife Australia boss counters a letter from last week that expressed concern about genetically-modified farming;
  • Molly Smith looks back at the 1983 plans for the Town Jetty, which is now being replaced after 32 years;

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100 years on Walpole remembers

The April 29, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s Centenary of ANZAC issue:

  • Main Roads updates the Weekly on the status of South Western Highway upgrades;
  • Geoffrey Newby ponders the links between music, symbols, stories, and memory;
  • Karen Andersson worries about genetically modified organisms;
  • Diane Beckingham notes that the health of osprey populations is a good indicator of the health of our environment;
  • An enduro motorcycle event took place in forests near Walpole;
  • Walpole golfers impress in Esperance;

And more … Download the April 29, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)April-29-2015-cover

Town Jetty to close for two months

The April 22, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole can look forward to a new floating jetty and two new concrete boat ramps on July 3, which is when Town Jetty is scheduled to reopen after a two-month closure;
  • The Walpole Community Resource Centre is offering local livestock producers the use of a scanning wand so that they may comply with NLIS database requirements;
  • Walpole’s top cop Sgt David Wall reminds motorists to adhere to school zone speed limits;
  • Michael Filby picks up the roadside rubbish exposed by February’s fires;
  • Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association members have gone batty;
  • Pics from MARSAREX;

And more … Download the April 22, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)

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Walpole to host marine rescue exercises

The April 15, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Walpole will host a MARSAREX this Sunday, April 19, and is the perfect place to do so says VMRWA South Coast Commander Alex Williams;
  • Peaceful Bay gets a jetty after 20 years of waiting;
  • Suspects in the Strickland St, Denmark bank robbery of April 8 have been arrested;
  • Lions International is determined to open a Lions Club in Walpole;
  • DAFWA’s Jodie Whitfield advises small landholders on what to do post-Easter;
  • Local champion athlete Brenda Painter has returned from the Aussie Masters with two gold and a bronze;

And more … Download the April 15, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)

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Bushfires take toll on Track

The April 8, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Plans are underway to bring the Bibbulmun Track back to full operation in the aftermath of February’s bushfires;
  • The Lions organisation wants to open a club in Walpole;
  • Jarrah Glen Lifestyle Village leasehold units are now available to over 55s;
  • Walpole & Districts enjoyed a clear view of the lunar eclipse on April 4;
  • Geoffrey Newby reviews “The Book That Made Your World”;
  • Walpole Primary School Principal Chris Cook asks drivers and parents to watch out for young children on our roads;
  • And more … Download the April 8, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)

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Royalties for regional burning?

Download the April 1, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)

  • Is prescribed burning an appropriate use of Royalties for Regions funds?
  • We take a look at official climate projections to June 2015 … and for the remainder of the 21st century!
  • A thriving water rat population means healthy waterways;
  • Jim Clark has published his memoirs;
  • Diane Beckingham marvels at the flowering grass trees along the South Western Highway and tells us a bit about them in her Nature Notes;
  • Molly Smith looks back at how the Walpole Country Club came to be;
  • The Tree Top Walk and Walpole CRC have organised lots of fun and inspiring activities for kids these Easter school holidays;
  • And more … Download the April 1, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB)April-1-2015-cover