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Recycling plastic bags

By 20 August 2014 9
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Hi RActors. I used to be able to recycle plastic bags at Coles & Woolies, but they no longer have collection bins at the stores I frequent. Planet ARK website tells m...

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014
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The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytic...

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions. Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic. The second incident is a...

Blundell’s Cottage Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 3)

By 19 August 2014

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 peo...

Drink driver caught in school car park

By 19 August 2014 5

ACT Policing will summons a 60-year-old Palmerston man caught drink driving while dropping his granddaughter to school in Nicholls yesterday (Monday August 18). About 8.50am, police received a report that a gold Toyota Avalon had collided into two parked cars in the car park of the Holy Spirit Pr...

Sex offender rehabilitation program, refund?

By 19 August 2014 3

Today the ACT courts added a couple extra years to the Belconnen Library serial child sex offender sentence. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/belconnen-library-child-molester-to-serve-extra-three-years-jail-20140818-105d87.html It was his sixth conviction for offences against children...

IKEA in the ACT? It’s not all good news

By 19 August 2014 39
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Whip out your Allen keys; IKEA is coming to the Capital. Whilst a vast majority of Canberrans are rejoicing at the prospect of purchasing trendy and affordable furniture wit...

Mix of experience and youth drives LJ Hooker Belconnen’s success

By 19 August 2014
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LJ Hooker Belconnen franchise principal Dennis Vlandis has been in the real estate game long enough to know that there's more to success than just good sales figures. It is...

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Carpark vs Trees

By 7 August 2014 4
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I was surprised to find out that the trees and grass outside Dickson pool are being demolished for a temporary bitumen carpark. This is a terrible shame. Once these bi...

Gas leak at Kingsford Smith School at Holt

By 7 August 2014 2

A second school gas leak this morning - Firefighters are responding to a gas leak at the Kingsford Smith School, Starke Street and Hardwick Crescent, Holt. Two pumpers and one Commander from ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to reports of a gas leak in the school gymnasium. (ESA Media Release)...

Gas leak at Charles Conder Primary School

By 7 August 2014 2

Firefighters are currently on scene at Charles Conder Primary School, Tom Roberts Avenue, Conder, working to isolate a gas leak. Approximately 330 students and staff have been evacuated as a precaution. UPDATE 9.21am - Crews have now isolated the gas leak. ACT Fire & Rescue is ventilating the ...

Canberra business wins at Start Up Awards in Sydney

By 7 August 2014
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The 2014 Australian Startup Awards were held last Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Hosted by The Entourage, the awards recognise business excellence and celebrate the...

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Best Steak

By 7 August 2014 10
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For this week’s Taste Off, steak was on the menu. It may not be the friend of vegetarians, but for meat lovers world wide, sometimes there is nothing better than a good steak. ...

Arcadia - Canberra Repertory (Review)

By 7 August 2014 2
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"Even in Arcadia, there is death."  But that's fine, there's plenty of sex to balance things out.  Stoppard's sex comedy/romantic ode to science still delights in a decent bu...

Facefit released of pizza driver robber

By 7 August 2014
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ACT Policing has released the facefit of one of two males who robbed a pizza delivery driver in Banks on Thursday (July 25). About 9.25pm, a pizza delivery driver attended a...

Warehouse Circus Inc. premieres Refract in Canberra tonight

By 7 August 2014
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Warehouse Circus Inc. are bringing their high flying cast of young artists to shatter your idea of extraordinary with their new show Refract. An ignorant sailor attracts the...

Beets are in!

By 7 August 2014 3
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Beetroot are in. They are in season and in fashion. I came to beets later in life and now I adore them. If you're a fresh juicer, then you'll know the huge benefits of fresh be...

Liberty, Cruelty, and Animals

By 7 August 2014 34
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"There's a poor animal with blood on its head and tears running down its face. Who did that to it? It's lying in the dust and its wings are broken. Who broke its wings? Who cut...

Is Canberra Infested by a Brain-Eating Zombie Virus?

By 6 August 2014

Hi All Just a quick note to say I am about to take down my short story about whether Canberra is infested by a brain-eating zombie virus. It was inspired by a reader's request to include three items in a yarn set in Canberra (and a dash of 1950s US Cold War zombie movies): Gold Creek Loll...

New Canberra Region Cancer Centre opens

By 6 August 2014

Canberrans and residents from the surrounding region undergoing specialised cancer treatment will now benefit from a streamlined cancer centre, based at the Canberra Hospital, that will combine several elements of cancer treatment including screening, treatment and palliative options in a new state-...

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