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Collie businesses go all out for Small Business Day

More than 10 local businesses are taking their wares to the street to raise awareness for the importance of small business in our local economy as part of Small Business Day, this Saturday, 27 October 2018. The Collie Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank has sponsored this year’s event by printing posters and stickers to…

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Drive safely for the ones you love

Despite significant road improvements and ongoing awareness campaigns, too many people continue to be killed or seriously injured on our roads. A new project in the South West is hoping to curb this trend by reminding drivers of the reasons they should make every journey a safe one. The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West…

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Operation Next Gen celebrates two years

‘New conversations with new people in new places,’ is how the Operation Next Gen Program was described at a local community meeting held in February 2017. Appreciating that this was a fresh approach to how Collie can take control of its own destiny in a rapidly changing world, it was agreed that the Collie &…

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Collie, Move Your Body!

If you’re over 50, come along to the launch of the Move Your Body program, a Stay on Your Feet initiative. The program will help build your balance and improve your strength to help reduce falls. Listen to guest speakers, find out information about local clubs for seniors, enjoy some morning tea and sign up…

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Is your best friend vaccinated?

A Collie Veterinary Services spokesperson is urging all dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated for parvovirus. “Parvo is back. In truth, it never left. The excellent record that we previously had in Collie until a couple of years ago is simply a thing of the past. We have yet another dog in our…

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Mining truck painted pink for breast cancer

Yancoal Australia’s Premier Coal operation is digging deep and gone pink for breast cancer awareness by painting a haul truck tray bright pink. With a few people at the mine watching family go through cancer treatment and an employee recently diagnosed, this new paint job is a sign of Premier Coal’s drive to raise awareness…

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Collie Cup Races on this weekend

It’s time to frock up and head out to the Collie Racetrack for the Collie Race Club’s Annual Freo Collie Cup Spring Races on this Saturday, 27 October. With an exciting six-race program, including feature race Freo Collie Cup over 2000m as well as the Applecross Electrical, TABtouch and Premier Coal supporting races, this is…

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Community arty party

The Collie & Districts Community Bank supported the local art festival, Festiv Arty, recently with a $45,000 sponsorship. Festiv Arty is a 10-day event full of family fun and includes a talent show, performing arts, visual arts, youth fest, Street Fair, silent disco and writing workshops. Staff and directors also assisted in the event by…

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Launch to energise Collie

The Goods Shed in Forrest St is set to be a hive of activity on Thursday, 4 July, with two interactive community sessions followed by the launch of the Chamber of Commerce’s business directory and a brand-new online resource for residents, businesses and community organisations. Join inspirational Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams for a creative discussion…

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Nominations open for Sports Person of the Year Awards

Nominations for all categories in the Shire of Collie’s 2019 Sport Awards and nominations for Wall of Champions inductees are open. We encourage sporting clubs and individuals to consider nominating athletes or club persons you consider worthy recipients of these awards. Sports Person of The Year Junior Sports Person of The Year Volunteer of the…

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