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Clea Rose Killer on the Run

By 11 June, 2009

The Canberra times is reporting that one of our finest young reprobates is on the run after absconding from his fathers house whilst on Humanitarian Leave. From the Times: The youth who hit and killed pedestrian Clea Rose in Civic four years ago while driving a stolen car is once again on the run fr...


Pregnancy Seminar - preparing for birth, regaining your figure, and what to d

By 11 June, 2009

[ 16 June, 2009; 12:00 pm; ] Saw this on email yesterday... the website is here. Free Pregnancy Seminar Tuesday 16th June 2009 12 noon for 1 hour Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT Guest speakers on topics including: Keeping fit during pregnancy, Preparing for birth, Regaining your figure...


Inner North SEE-Change presents: Winter-wising your Windows

By 11 June, 2009

[ 22 June, 2009; 6:30 pm; ] Windows can be a major source of heat loss on cold Canberra nights. Single glazed windows can be up to 10 times worse at insulating, when compared to the same area of standard wall material.  So what are the options when it comes to Window Insulation? Whether ...


Kubla Khan storms the Belconnen Gallery

By 11 June, 2009

Kubla Khan storms the Belconnen Gallery [ 9 June, 2009 to 19 June, 2009. ] [First filed: June 10, 2009 @ 09:51] Knowing as I do how very many of you are fans of the work of Coleridge, and in particular Kubla Khan I thought it was worth drawing your attentions to an exhibition just opened in Belconnen. Here's the blurb: The Belco...


.. And Cyclists Wonder Why They Get Such A Hard Time in Canberra?

By 11 June, 2009

Driving my merry way to work this morning, doing the speed limit, I was shocked when a cyclist appeared out of nowhere right in front of me, having not stopped at the side of the road to give way like he should have. After I slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting him, he then [...]...


Aussie Junk Underpaid Employees $280,000

By 11 June, 2009

The Workplace Ombudsman has published a media release saying they are prosecuting Aussie Junk Pty Ltd and the Company Director Dennis Richter for allegedly underpaying staff at the Mitchell site $280,000. Aussie Junk’s conduct has been an issue for years and finally the truth is starting to em...


Chiefly support for crackers

By 11 June, 2009

The Canberra Times reports that Jon Stanhope has come out as the first ACT politician to publicly state in principle support for a continued legal fireworks regime. Mr Stanhope said he had traditionally been more for the regulated use of fireworks, rather than for an outright ban, but the Governmen...


National Climate Emergency Rally & World Environment Festival

By 11 June, 2009

[ 13 June, 2009; 1:00 pm; ] Be part of the Climate Solution! We are facing a climate emergency. Climate change is already affecting people in Australia and across the world. We urgently need the Australian Government to invest in renewable energy, renew out economy, and help ensure a safe climate...


H1N1 Hits Florey Primary

By 10 June, 2009

Word reaches us that Florey Primary has a confirmed case of the H1N1 Human Swine Flu in the kindergarten unit. Kids in that three class unit all sent home for three days pending the outcome of tests. ...


Mulligans fox fence finished

By 10 June, 2009

ABC has the news that the feral-proof fence around a big chunk of Mulligan’s Flat (next to Forde) has now been finished. A project of the BOB (Bush on Boundary) group of environment organisations, the purpose of this fence is to preserve a section of grassy box woodland in a feral-free state, ...


Boer War Memorial seeking your help to raise funds

By 10 June, 2009

With six Victoria Crosses awarded to Australians and around a thousand dead it is a little strange that there’s no memorial on Anzac Parade to Australia’s first war, the Boer War. Some might blame Breaker Morant. If you want to know more there’s a Boer War Memorial organisation web...


Suburban land clearing

By 10 June, 2009

Whilst ACT Parks and Lands are contemplating widespread tree clearing throughout Canberra, they appear to be having some practice by removing native shrubs from the streetscape in Kaleen. They did it last year in Baldwin Drive, and now they have moved on to Maribyrnong Avenue, where someone with a s...


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