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Dickson neighbour’s 000 call saves pair from food fire

By 30 November 2015
Karuah Street, Dickson

A Dickson resident may have saved the lives of two sleeping neighbours after ACT Fire & Rescue responded to their call to triple zero this afternoon. Firefighters forcibly e...

Firies put out sewage plant fire at Lower Molonglo centre

By 30 November 2015 1
Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire this morning at the Lower Molonglo sewage treatment plant. The Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre is the main treatment ...

Ask RiotACT: High “M” class soil in building contracts?

By 30 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Has anyone building in Canberra been caught by a clause in their building contract that only covers foundations for "S" or Low "M" Class soil and then are informed their block ...

Best of Canberra craft-off creative markets

By 30 November 2015 2

Going to the markets is so exciting! It’s not something that I tended to venture out for but now that I’ve started I’m going to find it very hard to stop. I seem to ha...

Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died. About 5.20pm, police received a r...

Ask RiotACT: Stinky hedge

By 28 November 2015 5

Does anyone else notice that the flowers of this hedge stink? If so, why is there so much of it in Canberra?...

Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
St Nicholas Christmas Trees 3

Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

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Poisoner kills puppy, dog in Kambah

By 10 November 2015
The baited dogs

ACT Policing officers are working with the RSPCA as they investigate a distressing case in which two ten-week old puppies and an adult rescue dog were poisoned. Australian ...

Burma free, now Australia is the pariah

By 10 November 2015 51
stock image - behind wire fence

For years we shook our heads at human rights abuses in Burma and offered our support to the campaign for democracy there led by Aung San Suu Kyi. Today, she is celebrating as h...

Pooh's Corner on Clyde saves family's lives

By 10 November 2015 5
Smoke on Clyde

A Canberra mum and her two children escaped from their smoking car shortly before it was engulfed by flames on the Clyde Mountain at around 5.15pm yesterday. Megan Brown ha...

Block to the Future - Canberra Roller Derby League Grand Final

By 10 November 2015

The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November! It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder an...

Best of Canberra: Fresh food markets

By 10 November 2015 6
EPIC Markets

After the call went out last week for the best markets in Canberra, I realised that it would be best to separate fresh food markets from creative markets. So, this weekend I we...

Ask RiotACT: Coffee carts in Canberra

By 10 November 2015 2
Ask RiotACT

My workplace is losing its canteen, and we're a bit of a hike from the nearest coffee shop and lunch options. Does anyone know of a food truck or similar that will visit busine...

Forensics team investigates Narrabundah fire

By 9 November 2015
Fire in Mindarie St

An ACT Housing townhouse in Mindarie Street, Narrabundah has been destroyed by a fire that has left neighbouring tenants homeless due to smoke damage. One Mindarie St resi...

Fyshwick workers evacuated after gas pipe ruptured

By 9 November 2015

Emergency services teams have set up a 200 metre exclusion zone is around a ruptured gas pipe outside the offices of The Canberra Times on the corner of Newcastle and Pirie str...

Body found after hunt for missing Yass man

By 9 November 2015
Leonard Watkinson

Police searching for a man missing from Yass have located a body. Sixty-year-old Leonard Watkinson was last seen at his property on Reardons Road on Monday, October 5, 2015...

Curtin celebrates living memories

By 9 November 2015

This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its 'Curtin Living Memories' oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm - 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in ...

Driver, aide stood down after pillow case allegations

By 9 November 2015 10
Jay and Danielle McMahon

The bus driver and aide at the centre of allegations about mistreatment of a special needs child have been stood down and are longer driving students with special needs to and ...

Own your own block of Whitlam, ACT

By 9 November 2015 24
Gough Whitlam

First came The Whitlams with memorable tunes like No Aphrodisiac and Gough. Now you can own a your own little piece of Whitlam, ACT. The ACT Place Names Committee has unanim...

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