GP service won’t change—for now

The June 17, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Denmark Medical Centre CEO Chris Swarts says the GP medical service his organisation provides won’t change but that its sustainability is “under threat”;
  • Joel Pedro of North Walpole checks in from a fast-flowing Greenland ice stream;
  • Walpole CRC trainee Mimma Thompson describes her adventures on the high seas with the STS Leeuwin II;
  • Department of Parks & Wildlife staff describe how a message in a bottle made its way from Rottnest Island to the beach at Blue Holes;
  • Local artists Liz Edmonds and Penny Jewell will headline the Tree Top Walk exhibit as part of the Southern Art and Craft Trail;
  • More than 85 women wielding clubs will descend upon Walpole this weekend;

And much more … Download the June 17, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).

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Walpole without doctors?

The June 10, 2015, Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • Healthcare services in Walpole may be drastically cut back from July 1;
  • The Shire of Manjimup on Monday discovered the illegal clearing of a hectare of land along the Walpole foreshore;
  • The Department of Parks & Wildlife (DPaW) is radio-tracking pigs in the Walpole Wilderness;
  • “Juggy” Jim Love has retired after 14 years with DPaW;
  • The BTH Ladies raised $1,150 for cancer research;
  • Local footballer Cohen Taylor was adjudged best on ground as Nyoogar Country thrashed Yamatji Sharks in the Stephen Michael Cup;

And much more … Download the June 10, 2015, Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).June-10-2015-cover

Shooting up the highway

The June 3, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:

  • “Litter hero” Michael Filby has found used hypodermic needle containers in highway park-bays and rest areas. And he’s not impressed;
  • Winter is here and Jodie Whitfield of the Department of Agriculture & Food WA has some tips for small landholders;
  • Diane Beckingham goes cuckoo in her Nature Notes column;
  • Walpole Police is inviting locals to a coffee and chat on Thursday;
  • Walpole Primary students do well at the Albany Music Eisteddfod;

And more … Download the June 3, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)June-3-2015-cover

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;

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$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;

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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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