Top three reads in this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter

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Hard waste on the streets of Waroona
Camera IconHard waste on the streets of Waroona Credit: Pictures: Luke McPherson

In this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter, Waroona residents have started dumping hard waste in their front yards despite the annual collection being delayed until the end of this year, a Brunswick mother and her son have faced court after being accused of growing cannabis with the intention of selling it and Waroona has been singled out for having one of the worst COVID vaccination rates in the State.

Enough of this rubbish -

Hard waste on the streets of Waroona
Camera IconHard waste on the streets of Waroona

Waroona residents have started dumping hard waste in their front yards, however the Shire of Waroona confirmed a contractor would not complete the pick-up until December.

The rubbish run normally takes place in August each year, Waroona Shire president Mike Walmsley said people have put their rubbish out and will have this stuff on their verge until December.

Mum and son face court -

Nathan Pohe and Vivien Maclean.
Camera IconNathan Pohe and Vivien Maclean. Credit: Facebook

Vivien Jennifer Maclean, 72, and Nathan Paul Pohe, 47, both appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday where they stood accused of cultivating cannabis with intent to sell or supply, as well as possessing the same drug with intent to sell or supply.

It was alleged police uncovered a number of cannabis plants and material when officers executed a Misuse of Drugs and Weapons search warrant at their Brunswick home on July 30.

Bad jab rate rap -

A vile of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine is pictured at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 07, 2021 in Perth, Australia. . (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Camera IconA vile of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine is pictured at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 07, 2021 in Perth, Australia. . (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images, Paul Kane

Waroona has been singled out for having one of the worst COVID vaccination rates in the State.

New data, sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register, showed only 23.3 per cent of the town’s population was fully vaccinated, the ninth lowest in all of regional WA.

This is despite Waroona becoming the first regional location to have a pharmacy distributing the jab earlier this year.

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