Author Archives: shanefos

Shipping containers parked on the road

By 8 May 2009

I can understand when people park their cars in narrow streets or cul-de-sacs that they may obstruct the road a little, meaning anyone driving past has to take a little more care. Although, if it’s a narrow street, most responsible drivers would be driving slower than on a main thoroughfare to make allowances for any [...]

Aww, crap! (Deterring dog muck)

By 3 February 2009

My dining room offers a commanding view of my front nature strip and I enjoy my breakfast of a morning watching the human and canine traffic walk by.
However, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by one particular bloke who insists on allowing his two dogs to defecate on my nature strip.
This morning I swear he looked straight [...]

ABC Childcare Centres

By 27 November 2008

With ABC Childcare Centres having gone belly-up and the Federal Government having forked out however-many millions of dollars to keep the centres open, the Canberra Times has a story about the ABC Childcare Centres in the Canberra region that will be “subject to further review”.
ABC Childcare’s webiste has an extended list here.
Given how hard it [...]

Action Easy Access… Not!

By 24 September 2008

Being without a car this past week, my wife has had no choice but to discover the pluses of buses in getting the three kids across the other side of town to childcare and back.
With two little ones in a pram and the toddler able to walk, we thought this would be an easy enough [...]


By 19 September 2008

The ABC is reporting that Canberra’s national science and technology centre, Questacon, has been locked down after a suspicious package was found this morning.

Police Convention in Civic Bus Interchange

By 20 June 2008

Now, I just know someone will post something inane about a doughnut van crashing, but does anyone know what was going on in Civic Bus Interchange yesterday afternoon?
At about 4:30pm there were six or seven police vehicles parked around the intersection of Mort St and Alinga St and various groups of officers standing around, some [...]

Another “teenagers in high speed car chase” incident

By 26 November 2007

Four teenagers have been arrested after a 45-minute car chase through Canberra’s southern suburbs.
Road spikes were needed to end the chase after a stolen Toyota Tarago reached speeds up to 120 kilometres an hour, police said.

The Age has this report.

Guess they’ll be free to steal more cars after a good talking to.

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