Earlier in the week we were fascinated by a police media release on a Mazda 121 being used to break a trapped thief out of a 7-Eleven Petrol Station.
Now, thankfully, we can bring you that video courtesy of ACT Policing.
Of course if you recognise the scrote you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, [...]
The Immortal Muse website has featured the works of P.S. Cottier related to Canberra.
There’s a lot there, and a lot worth thinking about.
Perhaps best of all is “Houses of Gungahlin”:
What space for expansive thought or emerald memory
in these distorted castles, hunchbacked yet grown giant,
perched on desecrated hills, cubist shrines to ugly Gods?
With their whole [...]
The Chief Health Officer is warning that measles has been brought to Canberra through the ‘World Supremacy Battlegrounds’ Hip Hop dance competition:
“The dance competition is the likely source of infection and ACT Health is aware of other cases across Australia and New Zealand who had also attended the event,” Dr Paul Kelly said.
“We’re advising anyone [...]
Canberra CBD is celebrating an estimated 3,000 public urinators being diverted from the walls of our fair town to their pissoirs over the festive period:
A second round of urinal trials in Canberra CBD late-night hot spots during the Christmas, New Years Eve and Summernats period has finished with successful results once again.
Data collected recorded an [...]
Adding somewhat to the sense of crisis around the Brumbies the SMH has word that the Brumbies inspirational captain will head off into the sunset at the end of this season:
Wallabies and ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen will quit Australian rugby on Thursday, deciding to put family before his World Cup dream and move his [...]
This just in from TAMS:
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, controlled burns will continue tomorrow, Thursday 9 January 2014, in the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve.
Taking the best of parking photos, arrange by month in the iPhoto Calendar tool, add in the ACT Public Holidays, hey presto a pdf calendar to sneak down to your office reproduction room to bogart the glossy paper while the place is quiet.
(Also anyone who can get one of the relevant car owners to pose [...]
The post mortem on the man found deceased at Bega Flats in Reid has been completed with the results being referred to the ACT Coroner who will ultimately rule on the cause of death. ACT Policing is treating the death as not suspicious.
Criminal Investigations detectives will continue with investigations into the matter and a [...]
Australian Business Traveller reports that the controversial hire car /taxi service to the nerds Uber (wikipedia page for context)is planning an Australian expansion that includes Canberra:
The Uber car hire service could be available in Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and other Australian cities this year.
“In 2014 we plan to bring Uber to many more Australian cities” [...]
The ABC is claiming a small 10% drop in the amount of crap being illegally dumped on charities:
During the Christmas break there was a 10 per cent drop in the amount of waste being left at collection points under the guise of a donation.
Over the past few years several charities have removed collection bins [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a fireworks explosion which damaged two cars in Gowrie early this morning (January 8).
Around 12.30am, police were called after a white Ford Courier utility in Statton Street, Gowrie had been damaged after fireworks were detonated inside the front wheel arch.
The detonation of the fireworks caused extensive damage to the car, along [...]
Four years later the Belconnen Community Service has brought to YouTube the cinematic tale of the last days of the Belconnen Bus Interchange:
In2Change – Belconnen Bus Interchange (1979 – 2009)
Published on 2 Jan 2014
A short film by Cara Hine – An Artistic Response to Urban Change
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Fyshwick occurred early this morning (Wednesday, January 8).
Around 3.30am, a man entered the service station on Canberra Avenue, armed with a large screwdriver and threatened an employee making demands for cash.
The employee handed over a sum of cash and then [...]
Community Services has just tweeted its need jigglers and jugglers for the Beer And Meat On A Stick Day Parade!
Email the intriguing email@example.com to get involved if you have “special talents”.
Be a part of #CBR most exciting street parade at this year's @NatMultiFest pic.twitter.com/eq3eN0BTp1
— Community Services (@CSD_ACT) January 7, 2014
TAMS are celebrating the arrival of all singing and dancing dog catching trucks:
Domestic Animal Services (DAS) has received two new state-of-the-art vehicles that will make conditions safer and more comfortable for dogs being transported, while also limiting the risk to rangers by reducing the need to handle heavy or aggressive dogs.
Manager of Licensing and [...]
TimeOut Sydney has compiled a list of the most anticipated books of 2014.
Lo and behold up there with Hilary mantel and David Malouf is Canberra/Queanbeyan’s own Omar Musa.
Something to look forward to in June.
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, two controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday 8 January 2014, in the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve.
The combined burn area is approximately 15 hectares in size.
“The forecasted weather conditions for tomorrow are favourable for undertaking controlled burns, with cool temperatures and low [...]
The Australian National University is doing a fine line in the bleeding obvious today announcing findings that not building houses in bushland will reduce the chances of them burning down:
ANU researchers say Australians should avoid building homes in bushland, in order to reduce the risk of homes being destroyed by fires.
“House losses and unnecessary [...]
…for many reasons.
Canberra is being over-run by the resistance. We are an enlightened city, full of enlightened people (mostly), but the ‘intel map’ is depicting that this is not the case. The enlightened seem to be losing the battle. We need more help!
If you’re over 16 and based in the Australian Capital Territory, have an [...]
TAMS are getting it out there just how far they’ll go to nasty with the prickly pears in the Molonglo Gorge:
Abseiling, normally a recreational activity, was today employed for a different purpose. A team of specialised contractors abseiled down the Molonglo Gorge in the fight against one of the region’s highly invasive weeds, Prickly Pear, [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a kitchen on Helen Leonard Crescent, Forde.
Firefighters arrived to find food cooking on a stove had ignited and worked quickly to extinguish the small fire.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating one elderly female patient for smoke inhalation.
The house sustained minor fire damage to the [...]
As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
December gave us:
1) This year has been characterised by an epic battle between Jamison and Woden for the title of Worst Parking Locale in Canberra. Shirty Bear brought home the year for Jammo:
2) Lyshious staked a claim for Dickson:
3) Nouse [...]
Let’s ignore the criminal case for now, and examine the claim that the defendant was earning between 12 and 15k a week [according to the Canberra Times].
I’d wager that as a GP the majority of that 600 to 750k per annum came from the taxpayer.
ACT Policing was pleased with crowd behaviour at the 2014 Summernats street machine festival, with minimal police involvement regarding anti-social behaviour.
The event, held at EPIC, catered for more than 100,000 people over four days. ACT Policing worked closely with event organisers, assisting in ensuring a safe environment for all those who attended.
Police issued 67 Traffic [...]
The ABC has a fascinating story of the Noel Butlin Archives at ANU which is built into the space we know of as the Parkes Way tunnel:
More than 30 years ago a hidden bunker was constructed above the Parkes Way tunnel on the Australian National University (ANU) campus.
ANU archivist Maggie Shapley says the two-storey structure [...]
As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
November gave us:
1) Anon saw this at the Hellenic Club:
2) Sheep Groper found this in Dickson:
3) I was intrigued by this one at Gorman House:
4) Sarah rounded out Flash Car November with this effort at the Gungahlin Veterinary Clinic:
Stay tuned [...]
Joy Burch has announced a funding round to local film makersL
More than $80,000 has been provided to nine screen-based artists through the 2014 ACT Screen Arts Fund, ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
“The ACT Screen Arts Fund provides opportunities for the ACT community to access funding for film and screen projects,” [...]
The ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are conducting mopping up operations at a grass fire along the Monaro Highway, Theodore.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
Four units and two commanders are on scene.
Flames reached more than two metres in height.
The fire has now [...]
The ABC has a story on contraband at the AMC.
Quite what they want to do with the wooden and metal rods is a bit of a worry.
The day Anthony Paton killed his son and ruined the life of the woman he hit on the wrong side of the road he was unlicensed, driving an unregistered car, and wildly drunk at 0.281.
His sentencing has gone online:
I now sentence you to imprisonment for four years and four months for culpable driving causing the [...]
The Guardian has included Canberra in its list of Holiday Hotspots for 2014.
Sure, number 39. But on the list!
This just in from TAMS
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise motorists and other road users of possible increased traffic on the Barton Highway due to an accident on the Hume Highway involving two trucks. The Hume Highway (northbound) is currently closed at the Barton Highway with traffic being diverted onto the Barton Highway and [...]