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Fyshwick Mail Centre quarantined due to unidentified substance

By 3 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package.
The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews are on the scene.
 

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

By 3 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015).
About 11.07pm, a single male offender entered the club armed with a small handgun. Five patrons were exiting the club when the offender entered and rushed past them to the front counter.
The offender immediately [...]

Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

By 31 July 2015
Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Pizza Hut stores across Canberra and Queanbeyan will tonight donate five per cent of sales between 6pm and 8pm to Communities@Work’s social programs. 

Make it a fun night for you and friends or family by grabbing a pizza for dinner.
Pizza Hut is proudly partnering with Communities@Work’s Social Programs, who provide food and essential items to those most vulnerable [...]

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

By 30 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate’s decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty.
The 29-year-old woman was convicted and sentenced for failing to provide adequate care to three dogs and a rabbit.
From RSPCA ACT’s media release:
A 29 year old local Canberra woman, [...]

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Shooting in McKellar overnight

ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July).
About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle had been damaged overnight while parked in the driveway of a home on Burns Circuit, McKellar. Police believe the incident occurred about 4.10am.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations established a crime scene [...]

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July).
About 11.15pm, police received a report from a member of the public that a man had entered the underground car park of an apartment complex on Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin, and appeared suspicious. [...]

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding.
The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative products and services. It has provided over [...]

And the AHA winners for 2015 are…

By 28 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra’s newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night.
Following a record number of entries, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders attended the black-tie event to honour the outstanding achievements of ACT hospitality businesses and employees. 
More than [...]

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

By 28 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Salvos' style army comes to Canberra

[ 3 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September.
From the media release:

The Style Army encourages consumers to shop in their local Salvos Store and ‘Reinvent Fashion’ that is unique and affordable, to feel better by helping The Salvos continue their great work in the community, and [...]

Wanted man arrested by police

By 27 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Wanted man arrested by police

A 23-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, July 27) after being arrested on a First Instant Warrant relating to an aggravated robbery which occurred on 13 July 2015.
About 11.55am on Saturday (25 July) members of Tuggeranong Patrol and Criminal Investigations attended the Calwell Shopping Centre, following a sighting of the [...]

Crime stats show crime declining in Canberra’s north

By 24 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Crime stats show crime declining in Canberra's north

ACT Policing’s latest quarterly crime statistics show a decline in crime reports in Canberra’s north and in reports of assault, sexual assault, offences against a person and other offences, which includes weapon and drug offences, across Canberra over the past year.
The release of the April to June 2015 quarterly crime statistics show Gungahlin experienced the [...]

Woden Seniors’ second BIG book fair

By 24 July 2015
Woden Seniors' second BIG book fair

[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
Book fair dates

Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm.

A huge range of quality [...]

Hawker Primary evacuated due to gas leak

By 23 July 2015

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have evacuated students from Hawker Primary School in Hawker because of a gas leak.
Firefighters are currently attempting to isolate the supply.
Update to follow.

Girl, 7, dies in Page car crash

By 23 July 2015
Girl, 7, dies in Page car crash

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision in Page last night (Wednesday 22 July).
Around 7pm, police operations were notified of the collision between a Nissan Navara and a Nissan Pulsar in which a seven-year-old girl has died.
The Nissan Navara was travelling west on Southern Cross Drive when it collided with the Nissan Pulsar turning right off [...]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians

By 23 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Internecine: The Vanished Musicians

[ 7 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians celebrates the silent contribution of the modern refugee through an investigation of hidden Australian Swing-era history.

WWII: Ninety-six musicians flee Germany to settle in Australia, many forced to leave their homeland for playing blacklisted jazz. After internment in the desert as enemy aliens, many are forced to abandon their art when immigration [...]

Camp Quality ACT Dine at Mine launch

By 22 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Camp Quality ACT Dine at Mine launch

[ 26 July 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Camp Quality’s ‘Dine at Mine’ campaign is back for a third year, encouraging all foodies to pop on their chef’s hat and host their own bespoke dining experience to support children and families living with cancer.
The idea is simple: for the months of August and September hosts can invite their family, friends, neighbours or work [...]

Canberra zombie film premiere

By 22 July 2015
Canberra zombie film premiere

[ 25 July 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]

Three Australian tradies get trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of the zombie apocalypse, and they’re running out of beer!
What a premise.
Me and My Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse is a Canberra-made feature film. Your first chance to see it in Canberra is at Dendy Cinemas on Saturday 25 July 2015.
Here’s a bit [...]

Bomb scare in Civic yesterday afternoon

By 21 July 2015
Bomb scare in Civic yesterday afternoon

ACT Policing responded to two suspicious packages found in a car park near Hobart Place yesterday afternoon (Monday 20 July).
Police were alerted to the incident at around 4.30pm and a 15 metre cordon was put in place.
AFP Bomb Response Team was called in and as a precaution widened the exclusion zone to include London Circuit, Marcus [...]

Fundraising dinner for Everest region guides at The Hungry Buddha

By 21 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fundraising dinner for Everest region guides at The Hungry Buddha

[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

At the end of this month, Nepalese restaurant The Hungry Buddha will celebrate its fourth birthday. 

To mark the occasion, owners Lachhu Thapa and Ben Richardson are hosting a fundraising dinner on Friday 31 July 2015. All revenue collected from the restaurant on this night will go towards supporting porters and guides doing it tough as a [...]

Isaacs woman busted twice for drink driving in one night

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Isaacs woman busted twice for drink driving in one night

The ACT Policing Mobile Traffic Operations Team apprehended a drink-driver twice within one hour early Sunday morning (19 July 2015).
A 43-year-old Isaacs woman was stopped at about 1:00am on Coranderrk Street in Canberra City, after police observed a silver Peugeot swerving on the road. Police conducted a breath analysis which returned a result of 0.126 [...]

Photo booth innovators snap up top ACT business award for 2015

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo booth innovators snap up top ACT business award for 2015

Red Robot, an innovative design and manufacturing business that has taken portable photo booths into the social media age, is the 2015 Telstra ACT Business of the Year.
Founders and directors Duncan Amos and Phil Preston took their first steps towards creating a successful export business back in 2008 when starting to build portable booths in [...]

Holt 7-Eleven robbed

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Holt 7-Eleven robbed

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt on Wednesday (15 July).
About 4.50am, a man entered the Seven Eleven store on Hardwick Crescent, Holt. The man approached the cashier, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender fled on foot with a sum of cash and cigarettes.
The man was described as being [...]

Fatal accident on Monaro Highway

By 16 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fatal accident on Monaro Highway

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision on the Monaro Highway this morning (Thursday, July 16) in which a male driver has died.
About 5.50am police responded to a report of a collision between Johnson and Isabella Drive northbound on the Monaro Highway.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after the vehicle [...]

Seminar: How to beat the cheat

By 15 July 2015
Seminar: How to beat the cheat

[ 16 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Would you like to learn how to take control of your life through diet?

Nutrivolve and Legacy Apparel are hosting an interactive nutrition course on Sunday 16 August at Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Presented by Kyle Webber, this seminar will cover topics including managing stress through diet, improving self control and how to grow your willpower.

When: Sunday [...]

Interested in becoming a ranger? Here’s your chance

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Interested in becoming a ranger? Here's your chance

The ACT Government has today launched its annual recruitment drive for entry level and experienced park rangers.
From the media release:
Those who hear the call of the great outdoors and aspire to help others enjoy the majesty of nature are being given the opportunity to make these dreams a reality, as the ACT Government launches its [...]

Lightning strikes near the National Arboretum

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Lightning strikes near the National Arboretum

Forget the Antarctic vortex… How’s this for some impressive Canberra weather?
Photographer Glenn Martin captured these stunning lightning shots behind the National Arboretum on Saturday night. Thanks for sharing, Glenn!
Photo credit: Glenn Martin.

Cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment seized in Hackett

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment seized in Hackett

ACT Policing has seized a further 71 cannabis plants and over $20,000 worth of hydroponic equipment as part of Operation Armscote.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen. Since then, police have seized 912 cannabis plants, uncovered nine grow houses and arrested six people on drug charges.
Yesterday (Monday [...]

Canberra witnesses claim they were forced to pay building union to stay in business

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Evidence from the first day of the Trade Union Royal Commission (Monday 13 July 2015) supports claims that the ACT CFMEU allegedly extracts payments from contractors as a price of doing business, according to Master Builders ACT.
From Master Builders ACT’s media release:
“Today’s evidence at the Royal Commission was that building contractors paid large amounts of [...]

Major leads in shooting investigation

By 13 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Major leads in shooting investigation

ACT Policing has unveiled major developments in the investigation of a number of Canberra shootings, which are believed to be outlaw motorcycle gang-related.
The shootings occurred overnight between Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March, with shots fired at homes in Boustead Circuit, Kambah, Barlee Place, Stirling and Pawsey Circuit, Florey. The shooting in Stirling resulted in [...]

In pictures: Canberra community organisations celebrate NAIDOC Week

By 12 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
In pictures: Canberra community organisations celebrate NAIDOC Week

Six leading ACT community organisations combined to celebrate NAIDOC Week with the theme of ‘Land & Learning’ earlier this week.

The celebrations started with a Welcome to Country, before artist Linda Huddlestone (pictured above) talked about her family and country. She explained how her father’s story of being part of the stolen generation translated into her [...]

Free spirit exhibition opening

By 11 July 2015
Free spirit exhibition opening

[ 18 July 2015 at 2:30 pm; ]

Antoinette Karsten’s Free Spirit exhibition will officially open on Saturday 18 July at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Free Spirit is a mixed media celebration of life joys through the eyes of Lulu – the main character in this collection.

Lulu is a whimsical little figure dedicated to making the world a happier place.

She can be lighthearted and soulful, [...]

Do you know these men?

By 10 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Do you know these men?

Detectives from Criminal Investigations are seeking to identify five men who could assist in Operation Armscote.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen. So far, six people have been arrested and police have seized 912 cannabis plants.
The images of the four men were discovered during the execution of [...]

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