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EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

What do humans have in common with soil?
How does soil health impact upon human health?
Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people.
We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agriculture? Join us for a Q&A style [...]

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.

This work with frogs was later [...]

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night.
Hotel Realm, East Hotel and Lucky’s at QT Canberra beat their interstate counterparts to win National AHA Awards – with Hotel Realm winning Australia’s Best Meetings and Events Venue for the third year in [...]

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.

You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.

Plenty of [...]

Should you quit sugar?

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Agave syrup, Xylitol, Stevia, Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Sugar?
What to choose?
Well it depends on your health, weight, risk factors and whether you have food sensitivities.
Some of you may have read ‘I Quit Sugar’ and have been using Brown Rice syrup, also known as rice malt syrup instead of sugar.  This is not a health food! [...]

North Canberra Community Council meeting 17 September

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend. The agenda includes:
Ainslie and north Canberra traffic issues (Roads ACT)
Acceptance of Annual General Meeting Minutes 16 October 2013, plus Minutes [...]

Best of Canberra – Eggs Benedict

By 16 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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For me, one of life’s true treats is going out for a leisurely breakfast/brunch. My meal of choice is often Eggs Benedict. Runny eggs, slightly creamy (but not too gloopy) hollandaise, smoky ham (or bacon) and cracked pepper. Mmmmmm.
One of the things I missed most about Canberra when I lived overseas was [...]

Future Transport in Belconnen – BCC September Forum

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution.

“Future Transport in Belconnen”.

Capital Metro representatives will discuss light rail Stage 2 and beyond, [...]

Westbourne Woods and the Brickworks- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 7)

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Euthanasia in the ACT

By 16 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Canberra Times reported last week that ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and the Greens’ Shane Rattenbury, in separate submissions to a Senate inquiry into the Medical Services Dying with Dignity Bill introduced by the Greens, have called on the federal government to give the territory back its right to make laws on euthanasia.
The Abbott [...]

Hot weather, dogs and cars – a recipe for disaster

By 16 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Over the past weekend Canberra was treated to some beautiful warm weather. The perfect excuse to head to Bunnings and pick up a few supplies for gardening. That’s what I had in mind. As I parked my car at the Belconnen store, I noticed the car directly opposite mine had a little dog in it. [...]

The Fashion and the Flowers

By 15 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s the first week of Floriade, and although the tulips are not yet in full bloom, the fashions on the field more than make up for that. It was great to see so many locals and visitors getting into the spirit in bright and floral attire. Here are some of my favourites:

Ivy from Sydney sporting [...]

Vikings Cycling Club Novice Program

By 14 September 2014

The Vikings Cycling Club Spring 2014 Novice Program Registrations open now!
The Novice Program is aimed at bringing new riders into the world of road cycling and racing.
The program has been running under John Armstrong and Simon Dwyer  for the past 8 years and has proved its ability to prepare riders for a safe and successful [...]

Michael Buhagiar Cup Trivia Night – Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?Day

By 13 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]

Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region.  The running the Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition and annual trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Wilbur’s Cafe Bar, Hackett Shops

By 13 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week I ventured slightly north to Hackett Shops and a cute little cafe/pub called Wilbur’s (I’m already taken with the name).
It’s a Friday morning and there are a number of people already here when I arrive at about 9:15am. They’ve clearly built up a loyal following with their locals which is always really nice [...]

Bag yourself some blood oranges

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have been waiting and waiting for the coming spring produce. As I have not yet been satisfied, I thought I’d write about one of my favourite seasonal citrus: blood oranges. You’ll find locally grown fruit at market at present. You’ll also find the fruit grown in other parts of the country at some of the [...]

What’s on this weekend? 13th and 14th September 2014

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As we approach another weekend and Spring takes a firm hold in the form of Floriade, we have a few tips for what’s on around town.
A few ideas from our team:
Amy Birchall will be watching the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s AFL team play in their first ever grand final this Sunday against Queanbeyan, 12pm Sunday at [...]

Let’s go on a date… to Floriade!

By 12 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Date night is approaching and it’s time to mix it up a little. Yes Floriade might seem the most dreaded place to go on a date, it’s full of people, kids and people. Not romantic right? Wrong..
Floriade has a heap of experiences you can use to your advantage and swing a fun date night (or [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cakes

By 11 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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For the cake taste off, Flute in Fyshwick drew the most support with Ricardo’s in Jamieson the challenger.
I should start out by confessing that I love cake. I do however say that with one caviat. I like ‘real’ cake. The spongey, floury goodness of a bouncy cake. My favourite is [...]

Cannabis in Canberra

By 11 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I hate marijuana. I first smoked it when I was seventeen. My face went green and I had a panic attack… because I thought my nose was going to fall off. Since then, I haven’t really enjoyed it and I doubt that I ever will.
There are many things in life that people simply should not [...]

Enrollment fraud, is it more chicken or the egg?

By 11 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Last week I saw an article in the CT about parents lying about their place of residence to get their kids into elite target public schools in the ACT. It generated a lot of discussion but got me thinking about the flip-side to this debate, principals who pick and choose kids from out of area. [...]

Calwell Swimming Pool- Car Parking or Lack Off.

By 11 September 2014

Great to see the Liberal Member for Brindabella doing what all politicians seem good at and self praising himself in a local flyer for his part in ensuring that the construction of a new swimming pool at Calwell went ahead, despite “numerous hurdles” placed in the way.
One of those hurdles no doubt was the lack [...]

The Magic Flute – Opera Australia (Review)

By 11 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Opera Australia’s Indiana Jones-themed production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” swaps the forest setting for a mysterious tomb in a kid-friendly, accessible staging with amazing singing.
The most striking thing about this production is the adventure serial styling.  This was a savvy design choice: this is a smallish production (regional tours are planned) but the Egyptian [...]

Get fit this spring!

By 11 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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We’re now 11 days into spring and before we know it summer will be here. Many of us tend to be a little lazier than usual during the frosty winter months, especially in Canberra, and put on a kilo or two… or ten. By the time the warm weather comes along we’re all hankering to [...]

Rolling Along in the Capital

By 10 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you grew up in Canberra in the 90s like I did, chances are you went to the roller skating rink in Erindale at some point. Before I discovered horses I spent every Saturday morning at Skates Alive learning how to roller skate. We’d have an hour lesson which consisted of checking off certain skills [...]

What’s to become of the Lonsdale Street Traders?

By 10 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We knew it wasn’t permanent, while Canberrans have come to love the Lonsdale Street Traders, we’ve known all to well it was just temporary and it seems the end is nigh.
Lonsdale Street Traders helped give Braddon a new edge, it showcased locally made, vintage and specialty imports. It was the place to find a unique [...]

If it takes a village, where is it?

By 10 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I remember having coffee with an old friend (by old I mean less her age and more that I have known her since birth) a few months ago and we were talking about the challenges of parenting. We discussed the usual gripes with a long list of ‘stuff nobody tells you’ about parenting but she [...]

Best of Canberra: Pastries

By 9 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I remember camping in France about 7 years ago. It’s not as romantic as it sounds – we had set off for 10 days camping without checking the weather. What I do recall very fondly though was the honking horn of the boulanger delivering fresh bread and pastries to hungry campers. I [...]

Roofing – Replace Tiles with Colourbond

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I am looking at replacing our tired and cracking tiled roof with Colourbond. I have recieved two quotes which are reasonably comparable.
One quote came from a small business: Simply Guttering and Roofing.
The second came from WR Engineering.
I am hoping people can let me know if anyone has either positive or negative comments about either of these [...]

Dopey Dad Day

By 9 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Now that Father’s Day is out of the way for another year, will we be spared commercials where fathers are depicted as amiable dopes? Of course not.
Advertisements where the individual previously known as “the man of the house” is portrayed as having an IQ slightly lower than the family dog are a year round phenomenon, [...]

Parking in Braddon – something needs to be done

By 9 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Braddon is one of the fastest growing town centres in Canberra and while this is not going to be another article advocating for an IGA (however a recent survey found that around 80% of respondents are in favour of a supermarket in Braddon, just saying), this is an article advocating for greater parking availability.
Parking in [...]

Local Sports Wrap September 6th and 7th

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RUGBY UNION: Canberra Vikings (NRC)
The Canberra Vikings powered to its second win of the National Rugby Championship by defeating Queensland Country 26-21 at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings unleashed the most powerful backline seen in the competition yet, with almost every member of it boasting Super Rugby experience, and fans weren’t left disappointed as [...]

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