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Good and reasonably priced mechanic

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s been about two years since the Canberra’s best mechanic post was put up on RiotACT and I was wanting to see if there’s been any change in the line up of good mechanics as we’ve got two cars needing service soon.
Previously, Mechanical Care in Belconnen, Fisher Car Care and CWC Auto all rated well with rioters.
Personally I’ve used [...]

You’re invited to the Tocumwal Lane pARTy

By 18 March 2015
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[ 29 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
In less than two short weeks the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will bring a celebration of art, culture, food and music into the heart of our city.
Providing visitors with an exciting new experience, this urban event will bring new life and creativity into Canberra’s City centre.
Hosted by Canberra CBD Limited, the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will be [...]

The return of Westlake to Yarralumla

By 18 March 2015
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Yarralumla, originally titled Westlake by Walter Griffin, was once a ‘workers’ suburb that was largely out of sight and out of mind. Then came the lake and it has since become a very desirable lakeside suburb. The majority of residences have lush gardens with ample space for bushes and shade trees. Sadly many recent houses [...]

Register now for junior soccer camps in April school holidays

By 17 March 2015
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Sports Camps Australia soccer camps will run during all four school holidays at Southwell Park and ANU Fellows Oval.
Each player (aged 6 to 16) will be provided the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by being challenged both technically and tactically in a fun and encouraging environment. At soccer camp, boys and girls of all skill [...]

Event: Will light rail increase greenhouse emissions?

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Is light rail emissions-free, as some experts claim, or does it cause emissions comparable to those of buses, as estimated by Shreya Dave of M.I.T.?

Is Capital Metro correct in saying that buses offer 350 times the greenhouse benefits of light rail?

Was Damian Haas correct in saying that my estimates suffered from confirmation bias?

Come to my [...]

Playground review – Monash local playground (Monash)

By 15 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Located in the middle of a footpath network in the Southside suburb of Monash, this humble park has lots to offer for those looking for a relaxing play with lots of space to roam! Kaden (18 months) and I stumbled upon this park on a walk one day and ended up spending a morning of [...]

The Green Army wants you!

By 14 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Join the Green Army!
Is this for you?
Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a REAL difference to the environment in your local community?
Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience [...]

North Canberra Community Council meeting, 17 March

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This month’s agenda includes:

GUEST PRESENTATION: Solarshare

REPORTS

Mr Fluffy subcommittee
City and Northbourne Urban Design Framework
Northbourne Avenue Walking and Cycling Facilities
Planning and Development Forum

Community facilities

Lack of public toilets in suburbs such as Watson and Hackett, exacerbated by closures of toilets and removal of rubbish bins in Downer and failure to reopen toilets at the Dickson wetlands.

Development Application for [...]

Graffiti on Woden storm water drain now illegal

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Ed: The ACT Government has removed the storm water drain on Callam Street in Woden from its list of legal graffiti sites. 
In case you missed it, the ACT Government has decided to remove the “legal wall” status of Woden Drains (Google maps link here) along with a bunch of others.
As someone who regularly visits these [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (14th and 15th March)

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 March 2015 7:00 am to 15 March 2015 1:00 pm. ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au.

Saturday 14 March
42 Severne Crescent Kambah
From 7am
Bric a brac! More information.

Saturday 14 March
22 Narran Street Amaroo
7am to 1pm
Lounge furniture, kids shoes and clothing, camping items – including a caravan, toys and kitchen items. More information.

Saturday 14 March
Dumaresq [...]

A look around Canberra – Latham

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I was in and out of Latham a handful of times because one of the cat rescue groups I help out with occasionally is located there (Pickles Playmates Animal Rescue, for those wondering). Since I felt like an honorary resident I thought I’d do a piece on their lovely suburb for the next [...]

Petition to bring back ACT light vehicle registration stickers

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

For anyone in the ACT who would prefer to have current registration stickers returned to our vehicles, please sign this petition and share if you believe they are worthwhile.

2015 Parties at the Shops program kicks off in Campbell

By 12 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 15 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

The 2015 extended Parties at the Shops program kicks off this Sunday 15 March from 3-6pm in Campbell.

Parties at the Shops is now in its third year, and producer Amy Moon says she is delighted to be putting on the first ever event in Campbell.

“Campbell plays an important role in Canberra’s military and defence history,” she [...]

Ghost at Fassifern?

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’ve done a few tests of aerial video over Fassifern Homestead at the end of Ginninderra Drive in Dunlop because it’s close by and fenced off. A friend of mine remembers going there as a kid to ride horses. I was a bit surprised to hear a rumour that people think it is haunted. Does [...]

Braddon: Green village to apartments

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Australian Government created the suburb of Braddon in the 1920s-1930s to provide housing for the new capital’s service workers and public sector employees. No private developers had any interest in making the investment. So much for the free market taking up opportunities!

But today, so much has changed. Any developer would now love to get [...]

Canberrans rally for a good cause

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A few days ago marked Amanda McDonnell’s one-year anniversary of being diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. She describes that day as “the worst day of my life”.
From that day forth, the lives of Amanda, her husband Sean, their two young children and their family and friends, changed forever.
Amanda has undergone aggressive chemotherapy and a mastectomy. [...]

What grows in your garden?

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Environment Centre is running the second of its gardening basics workshops on Tuesday 17 March. The topic? Soil.

Last Tuesday, Keith Colls from Canberra City Farm invited participants of ‘organic pest control’ to learn different ways to identify pests and diseases, how best to treat common ailments as well as a good background on [...]

Playground review – Pod Playground (National Arboretum)

By 8 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Pod Playground at the National Arboretum has received a lot of attention since it first opened almost two years ago and my experts (Artie, 4 years and Clyde, 2 years) thought that it was about time to review this new (ish!) space to see what the hype is all about.
The Pod Playground is located [...]

Podcast: ScienceAlert’s journey to 6.4 million Facebook likes

By 6 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Startup Capital is a locally produced, biweekly podcast discussing startups and innovation. 
In this episode, ScienceAlert’s Journey to 6.4 million Facebook likes, Mitch and Matt spoke to Chris Cassella, founder of media powerhouse ScienceAlert. This media news site has a legion of more than 6.4 million Facebook fans. We asked Chris how they did this and how [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (7th and 8th March)

By 6 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au.
Friday 6 March & Saturday 7 March
3 Brennan Court Jerrabomberra
6-8pm Friday; 8am-4pm Saturday
A massive three-household garage sale with electronics, fridge, bookshelf, teen clothing, women’s clothing, men’s suits, retro furniture, German books, jewellery, kitchen stools, lawnmower, Android tablet [...]

A look around Canberra – Hackett

By 6 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With leafy streets, an oval of bounding dogs, quirky characters and bustling businesses, the suburb of Hackett harbours a unique and vibrant community.
The suburb was named after newspaper editor Sir John Winthrop Hackett, in recognition of his efforts to support the federation of the Australian colonies of 1901. Many of the streets in Hackett are named after [...]

NSW man moves to Canberra; actually likes it

By 4 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I grew up in a small coastal town of about 10,000 called Pacific Palms. My days were filled with the beach or the lake. Most of my adult life was spent in Sydney with the bustle and noise. I have also traveled around Australia extensively, but I choose to live in Canberra.
I found myself in [...]

Braddon hovering on the cusp

By 4 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There’s a 2008 ACT Planning Report for Braddon in which the key priorities are:

To encourage more water- and energy-efficient building design
To continue to improve transport and land use planning outcomes
To pilot projects to showcase central city development and redevelopment opportunities

The report states that this commercial centre should encourage building forms to ensure a cohesive and [...]

Are you ready to be Enlightened?

By 3 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s the best time of year again when the evenings are warm – but not stifling, with a cool – but not cold breeze; allowing everyone to come out after dark to explore Enlighten.
For those who don’t know or those new to Canberra, Enlighten is an annual event similar to the popular Vivid event in [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (28th Feb & 1st March)

By 27 February 2015
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To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your listing for free to allclassifieds.com.au.
Saturday 28 February
13 Etheridge Street Page
7am to 12.30pm
Items include baby things (pumps, toys, carriers), household items, furniture and a printer with ink cartridges. More information.
Saturday 28 February
Queanbeyan West NSW (contact seller for exact location)
8am to 4pm
Around 60 years worth [...]

Safe Shelter for homeless men seeks volunteers

By 25 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Safe Shelter, which provides overnight shelter for homeless men during winter, is looking for volunteers to undergo training and to staff the shelters this coming winter.

Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old, have completed the two-night training course, hold a Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card, and be willing to spend a minimum of one night [...]

The reality of being homeless in Canberra

By 24 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT, a jurisdiction that boasts the highest and most evenly distributed income in the nation, is experiencing a homelessness crisis.
According to Homelessness Australia, on any given night one in 200 people in Australia are homeless. A quarter of homeless Australians are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, and 30 per cent were born overseas.
The ACT’s homelessness rate [...]

Abode Hotels and Canberra Hospital Foundation join forces to help families

By 23 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Health Simon Corbell will attend a partnership event at Abode Woden today to celebrate the partnership between Abode Hotels and the Canberra Hospital Foundation that will ease the burdens placed on families of patients receiving care at nearby Canberra Hospital.
The Canberra Hospital Foundation supports families that find themselves [...]

Anzac centenary commemorated through the arts

By 23 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today announced over $80,000 in funding for two arts and culture projects as part of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.
From the media release:
The ACT’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations received a boost today with Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja today announcing [...]

Playground review – Chifley Play Space (Chifley)

By 22 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Whether you’d like to run, climb and explore or sit back and share a meal, Chifley Play Space is a great place for the whole family. My experienced play experts Artie (four years) and Clyde (two years) gave the equipment at Chifley a go this week and let me know their verdict!

Chifley Play Space has three key [...]

Know of a Canberra Protestant church run by the congregation?

By 21 February 2015
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Anybody got a suggestion for a Protestant church in Canberra or surrounds run by the congregation? I.e. not the hierarchical Episcopal model, with a Bishop with sweeping powers, nor the Presbyterian model with elders elected by the congregation.

Calling Canberra women with innovative ideas

By 20 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

YWCA Canberra is inviting Canberra women and girls to further their professional aspirations by applying for a Great Ydeas grant.
YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas small grants program provides grants of up to $2000 to local women and girls, so that they can pursue a professional development opportunity, pilot a project or business idea, or address a need [...]

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