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Witnesses sought to firearm incident

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an incident where a firearm was discharged on Monday night (December 1) in Chisholm.
About 9.55pm police attended McLorinan St, Chisholm, in response to a disturbance. Two men flagged down attending police and stated their car had been shot at.
A white Subaru WRX was observed to have a damaged [...]

Outstanding Year 10 students recognised

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Year 10 Excellence Awards

Minister for Education and Training, Joy Burch today presented awards to 73 Year 10 students from ACT public high schools to recognise their excellence in education.
“It was a privilege to present awards to the students from 25 public high schools and colleges as part of the 2014 Year 10 Excellence Awards for Outstanding Achievement in [...]

Search warrants reveal drugs, weapons, ammunition and cash

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed three search warrants over the past week as part of Taskforce Nemesis targeting the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs).
The search warrants were executed on houses and vehicles in Pialligo, Chisholm and Kambah.
As a result of these warrants, police have seized an amount of illicit substances, believed to [...]

ActewAGL to conduct helicopter patrols as part of its network maintenance program

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ActewAGL helicopter patrols

ActewAGL will be carrying out helicopter inspections of overhead powerlines from today 2 December across parts of Canberra. The patrols will run until 16 December (weather permitting), and are an essential part of vegetation management and asset management.
ActewAGL General Manager Network Services Robert Atkin said, “The helicopter patrol is a significant part of our overall [...]

Gift card conditions can lead to surprises

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Christmas shoppers need to be aware of the terms and condition of gift cards and vouchers to make sure they get what they think they’re purchasing, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.
Mr Corbell today reminded consumers and retailers of their rights and responsibilities.
“Recipients of gift cards and the people who buy them can sometimes be surprised [...]

Canberra Hospital emergency department to receive more beds

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Major expansion works to be undertaken at the Canberra Hospital emergency department will refurbish the busy frontline of the health system and deliver more beds while improving emergency services, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher said today.
“Investment in health infrastructure is one of the ACT Government’s highest priorities and this $23m expansion of [...]

The East Hotel: Best rated in the ACT according to latest hotel rankings

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Trivago have released its 2014 Australian Hotel Rankings. The East Hotel is the best rated hotel in the ACT with a rating of 89.73. The Aria Hotel Canberra comes in second with a rating of 87.81. The Hyatt Hotel Canberra ranks third with a rating of 85.65.

The 2014 Australian Hotel Rankings are based on user [...]

Police appeal to witness in sexual assault

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing to a man who may have witnessed a sexual assault in Glebe Park, Civic, on Saturday night (November 29).
A 35-year-old woman was walking from the City Bus Interchange around 11.30pm when a man, whom she knew as an acquaintance, offered to walk with her.
As they walked through Glebe Park the woman [...]

Reith Still Raging

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I wish I could count the times I have been accused of having a left wing bias. Something I wear as a badge of honour.
This is gunna surprise you but there are people out there who are far greater haters than Labor will ever spawn. Such a person is Peter Reith, former Howard government [...]

New app attracts over 1200 users

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Over 1200 ACT residents have now signed up for the free MyWaste app to help keep track of household waste and recycling information.
“We are getting a steady increase in users of the MyWaste app with an average of over 30 downloads each week,” said Trevar Chilvar, Education Officer, ACT NOWaste.
“The app improves the way the [...]

The 360 story

By 1 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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What a year! A relatively new comer to the Canberra building scene (10 Years) and a first time entrant into the HIA awards, 360 Building Solutions was awarded best CUSTOM BUILT HOME for $350,000 – $500,000.
Dean, the director of 360 Building Solutions is a proud Canberra man who is a qualified Carpenter by trade. Dean [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 30 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $2,000,000
Lowest Price: $152,000
Average Sale Price: $626,705 (+ 5.55%)
2934 properties currently for sale
62 sales properties had price reductions
119 properties went under offer
162 properties SOLD!
187 properties have come onto the market
56 [...]

Canberra’s Telstra Tower lights up purple all weekend for brain cancer

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The summit of Black Mountain in Canberra will glow purple tonight, November 29 and tomorrow night, November 30, to shine a light on brain cancer. Purple is the original colour for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation with Charlie Teo who are holding their first official Walk4BrainCancer event in Canberra on Sunday at Stromlo Forest Park [...]

Police seek help to identify offenders in assault

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team is seeking the public’s help in identifying four men who may be able to assist the investigation into a serious assault which occurred in Braddon last weekend (Sunday, November 23).
The men are believed to have attended Hopscotch Bar on Saturday night (22 November) where they were involved in a disturbance.
Two [...]

Man to face court on drug trafficking charges

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 28-year-old Evatt man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, November 29) charged with drug trafficking.
About 12.50am this morning, police were conducting a patrol of Dickson when they observed lights on inside a construction site and heard power tools operating.
Police entered the work-site and observed three males on the second floor of [...]

Controlled burns scheduled today

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted today, Saturday 29 November 2014.
The controlled burns will be undertaken near the Australian Institute of Sport, in Gossan Hill Nature Reserve and on Mount Pleasant. These burns will remove debris and protect houses and valuable assets [...]

Ambos reunite with baby that couldn’t wait

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin.
“It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the situation well with mum [...]

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October.
ACT Policing were notified of the stolen credit card on Monday 3 November after the owner was told the card had been used fraudulently at a number of shops including Hoyts Kiosk, [...]

Champion of India-Australia friendship wins top award

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A long-time champion of multicultural harmony, particularly relations between India and Australia, was last night named ACT Multicultural Advocate of the Year.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch presented Raj Satija with the accolade at the 2014 ACT Multicultural Awards.
“Mr Satija has been a stalwart of Canberra’s Indian community and encouraged our city to celebrate cultural [...]

An illuminating start to Christmas in the City

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today Canberra makes history as the SIDS & Kids ACT Christmas Lights in the City breaks the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s largest LED light image display.
Canberra CBD Limited CEO Jane Easthope is delighted with the record breaking display.
“On behalf of Canberra CBD Limited I’d like to congratulate everyone who participated in [...]

A stronger electoral system for the ACT

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, yesterday tabled two reports into the ACT Electoral Act and introduced legislation to improve our electoral system.
“The amendments to the Electoral Act build on the existing electoral system by strengthening the regulatory framework that supports transparent and accountable electoral expenditure, without diminishing the accountability of parties and electoral candidates.” Mr Corbell [...]

Southquay SQ1 Greenway Tuggeranong – Empire Global

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’re thinking of buying a unit in the new Greenway development Southquay SQ1 across from Bunnings (Tuggeranong).  The developer has a number of large unit block projects in progress, but where interested in looking at any of their completed projects. Can anyone provide information about any of their ‘completed’ projects/developments?Thanks.

Police identify vehicle of interest in arson attack

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured Honda CRV in the Cooleman Court area on the night of an arson attack at a Weston café in March.
ACT Policing released dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of the arson incident earlier in the week, which has resulted in a [...]

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014.
The controlled burns will be undertaken on Mount Painter, Simpson Hill and Cooleman Ridge. The burns won’t impact public access to walking trails however trail use is not recommended. These burns will [...]

Diversions to ACTION’s services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. The changes will be in place for weekday and weekend services and for the duration of the Constitution Avenue upgrade works.
“Constitution Avenue is a major thoroughfare for buses, with [...]

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Minister’s Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge.
Challenged to develop ideas on increasing interaction with Lake Burley Griffin in just six weeks, 55 young professionals forming 11 teams from over 30 organisations, entered the competition with the ‘Australian Centre to [...]

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.
ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision does not make sense. ActewAGL currently has the cheapest and most reliable network in [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

By 27 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics
Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a miscalculation… or there are planning to retire. Only one year into her three-year term, our Lundy has decided to hang up her boots. Having spent most of [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a brief for the ACT Coroner after a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon.
Around 4:50pm, police responded to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and semi-trailer between Royalla and Williamsdale.
The male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. [...]

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment.
“After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emotional and practical challenges in a diversity of treatment settings,” the Chief Minister [...]

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken.
It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the Cotter Bend recreational area will be reopened on Tuesday 9 [...]

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy – which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr :
www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mr-fluffy-750-million-appropriation-bill-tabled-in-legislative-assembly-20141124-11sihz.html
On top of the cutbacks in the Federal Public service and associated downturn in other economic [...]

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