[First filed: Jul 26, 2010 @ 9:31]
Simon Corbell is letting us know that a report on air quality at the 2010 Summernats has come back with a big green tick.
“I am pleased to see that data on air quality taken during the 2010 Summernats event and the following weekend showed, on both occasions, the quality [...]
His Chiefliness (Long May He Reign) has declared an end to the road works blighting Civic these past months:
Two of Canberra’s busiest roads, Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, have undergone major safety improvements and maintenance with $7.6 million road works now complete, Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, said today.
“Almost 43,000sqm of [...]
The Greens have lately been showing a well refined ear for what Canberrans want to hear.
Today they’ve announced that a vote for them federally is a vote for light rail in Canberra:
ACT Greens Senate Candidate Lin Hatfield Dodds has joined Senators Bob Brown and Scott Ludlam in calling for light rail for Canberra.
“Light rail [...]
1. Watch the schools blaze up:
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at Orana School in Weston.
Police were called to the location around 3.10am yesterday morning (Sunday 25 July) in response to a report of multiple fires in various locations at the school. A hopper, wheelie bin, a shade cloth fence and one of the [...]
We reported that over the weekend Robert Guth was baking and giving away bread at The Front.
Last night Rat Patrol dropped into the front for an impromptu BBQ making use of the bread. Pictured is what Inner Northicans traded for bread over the weekend. With a large ELK stencil in the mix the average price [...]
Earlier this month we took a look at the enshrouded Alinga St overpass.
ML-585 has now sent in a much better picture for images of Canberra with the following note:
This will be a temporary sight in Canberra City. Enjoy how it looks now before the bridge gets re-painted and the plastic wrap comes off.
Photo was taken [...]
No one can ever accuse the Liberals’ young thruster Alistair Coe of lacking enthusiasm.
But it’s intriguing to see he’s been out and about conducting a guerilla campaign against, of all things, the cost of the new suburban poster bollards.
Pictured in Kambah at least one local disagrees. Quite forcefully at times:
Perhaps more interesting is that [...]
The Canberra Times has a story on the rising tide of parking fines in suburban areas as increasingly desperate commuters lace up their walking shoes:
Fewer fines were issued in the larger centres, such as Civic, Woden, Belconnen and Tuggeranong, but several new parking hot spots emerged in the suburbs.
The city’s ”beige bombers” were increasingly [...]
[First filed: Jul 25, 2010 @ 9:40]
Foxsports reports on another much needed home win for the Green Machine over the Cronulla Sharks 20-13.
After last weekend’s flogging of Newcastle Knights, he was happy another side of the Raiders had come to the fore.
“We are not always going to win the same way, this was gritty,” [...]
The Chiefly Stanhope is thrilled to announce the ACT still has the fastest growing economy in the nation with a stonking 8.1% growth rate.
“This is a remarkable result for such a small economy as ours,” Mr Stanhope said. “The ACT’s 8.1 per cent growth rate demonstrates the fiscally-responsible approach we adopted, heading in and out [...]
[ 22 September, 2010 to 26 September, 2010. ]
It appears we have a new harbinger of spring.
Andrew Barr is letting us all know that tickets are now on sale for the “NightFest” part of Floriade.
“This year’s Floriade NightFest promises five nights of fun for the whole family and I urge patrons to buy tickets in advance to avoid missing out. I also encourage [...]
There’s a lot of internet noise coming my way over the “Canberra Declaration” made on Friday.
Christian Today explains:
The declaration was drafted by over 20 Christian leaders, and it follows on from the 2009 Manhattan Declaration and the 2010 Westminster Declaration in stating that when Christian values are respected and allowed freedom of expression, [...]
The ABC brings word that The ALP’s Senator Kate Lundy has been caught out using her electoral resources to give a sister a hand:
ACT Senator Kate Lundy has admitted her staff made a genuine mistake by sending out a press release on behalf of a fellow Labor candidate.
The release was written by ALP candidate for [...]
Andrew Barr has taken a moment out from hobnobbing with Ashton Kutcher at AFL games to announce that Phillip Oval has been re-opened after seven years and the new Harrison District Playing Fields are now ready for action:
“Phillip Oval’s elite sporting complex now boasts a $2.3 million pavilion as well as tiered seating on the [...]
[ 23 July, 2010 to 25 July, 2010. ] [First filed: Jul 22, 2010 @ 12:27]
How best to escape from the most tedious election in living memory over the weekend?
Please leave suggestions for what’s better to see and do around Canberra in the comments.
1. Ainslie armed robbery:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket in Ainslie early today (Friday July 23).
Around 12.20am three males approached an employee after closing and threatened him with a knife, forcing him to re-open the store. The offenders stole an amount of cash and cigarettes and left [...]
Katy Gallagher has opened a $750,000 “Sleep Laboratory” (at that price we suspect it’s a dedicated room with some couches and cameras) at the Canberra Hospital.
“With this first public Sleep Laboratory, the hospital will be able to diagnose breathing problems during sleep and provide quality care to sufferers. Patients will be spared the stress of [...]
If you see smoke and flame bellowing out of Canberra’s existing Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum (down by Scrivener Dam, off Lady Denman Drive) tomorrow don’t fret.
The National Capital Authority is warning that they’re doing a burnoff tomorrow:
Debris and woody weeds that have been cleared from the site will be burned as part of the [...]
Signs are emerging that Belconnen’s long agony might be coming to an end.
Owen has sent in the above pic with the following note:
The concrete carriage way now extends from the old bus station (in the middle distance) to the western side of the mall. Looks like their October opening date is going to be achieved.
The Canberra Times is sharing the hilarious antics as described in court of James Dudley March who has been sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing a Toyota Hilux and flipping it soon after.
March stole the car after drinking a beer on the way from a bottle shop to a friend’s apartment at the Stuart [...]
[First filed: Jul 22, 2010 @ 9:59]
What else can we dump onto the NSW Border?
That’s the question Andrew Barr is asking under the heading “planning for employment growth”.
What it’s really about is a discussion paper titled: Eastern Broadacre planning project – Potential employment corridor.
The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) is starting long-term planning [...]
Simon Corbell is letting us know that he’s still thinking about expanding the feed-in tariff to include medium and large scale generation capacity.
Sadly it’s only for solar and he seems wedded to that.
Why not let people earn a buck from time on an exercise bike?
Jon Stanhope, perhaps smarting from his foolish Vision Zero immediately before a series of freak accidents blew out the road toll, is taking his angry voice to all of you.
Sure it starts as an “appeal”, and moves on with some initiatives which give the appearance of action such as punishing p-platers using cough syrup, point [...]
Attorney General Simon Corbell has announced a second acting Supreme Court Justice to sort out our local court:
The appointment today of Acting Justice Mathews to the ACT Supreme Court follows the announcement last week of former New South Wales District Court Judge, John Nield, as an acting judge of the court.
“This is the second of [...]
Canberra’s Power and Water monolith is letting us know they’ve moved.
If you need them you can find them at:
Level 5, 40 Bunda Street
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone, fax, email and postal address remain the same.
Katy Gallagher is doing her annual performance of surprise at winter demand on hospital emergency departments:
The Minister for Health, Ms. Katy Gallagher said that our emergency departments provided record levels of access to care during the 2009-10 financial year- with 106,775 people attending for treatment over the 12 months.
“This was five percent above the [...]
[ 22 August, 2010; 11:00 am; ]
When you’re giving the mp3s away the action is at the vinyl launch.
On that note local thespian, musician, all-round entertainer, and star of Insatiable Banalities #96 Lloyd Allison-Young is launching his vinyl 12″ LP next month at The Front in Lyneham.
It should be a good night.
The Canberra Times is having a go at explaining the turgid drama surrounding efforts by the Brumbies to redevelop their training facilities in Griffith.
The Brumbies want to redevelop the Griffith oval and an adjoining block bounded by Captain Cook Crescent, La Perouse Street and Austin Street for new headquarters and 150 residential units.
The ACT [...]
[First filed: Jul 21, 2010 @ 12:07]
With no Corinbank this year the best festival action in Canberra this summer is a clear win for Foreshore.
And today the lineup (headliner TBA 28 July) has been announced:
Calvin Harris (SCL)
Benni Benassi (USA)
Major Lazer (JAM)
Art v Science
Caspa and MC Rod Azlan (UK)
Yolanda be [...]
Due to high average incomes Jon Stanhope likes to proclaim that Canberra has the most affordable housing in Australia.
It’s curious for a Labor leader to announce that, because the wealthy and middle class are able to get by, the most vulnerable can go hang.
The ABC today informs us that Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [...]
Personally I’m not a mad keen fan of playing silly buggers with jerseys.
But the Raiders have announced they’re going to wear blue kit this Saturday when they take on Tricky Ricky’s Sharks:
From this Wednesday afternoon the jerseys worn in the match will be made available for auction online for seven days at allbids.com.au with [...]
No, calm down, Jon Stanhope remains Chief Minister.
But his deputy has announced that she’s kicked off construction of the long awaited Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
“I am very pleased to be able to turn the first sod and to officially get things underway on what will be a world class facility for women, children and [...]