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Local leaders – Jessica May (Enabled Employment)

By 1 April 2015
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Canberra entrepreneur and disability advocate Jessica May has achieved more in just six months than what many business owners do in years. The former public servant founded ...

Cheap eats – Turkish Pide House (Woden)

By 1 April 2015 1

I love Turkish food. All of it. Whether it's Turkish bread smothered in hummus or beetroot dip (or both!), kebabs, pide, baklava, or even a bottle of sparkling Gazoz, I will be kee...

Concern as Braddon’s historic car yards in danger

By 1 April 2015 4
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There are reports circulating that the future of an important aspect of Braddon’s heritage is in danger of being lost. The Northbourne Historic Trust’s President, Sir Ke...

ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

By 31 March 2015 5
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The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorat...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 3

Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 13

The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Does anyone know Adam or Meg?

By 1 April 2015

I found a really nice Happy Easter note today (1 April) in O'Connor, between David St and Ormond/Condamine Sts (near the Alliance Francaise building). It would be a shame if th...

Recommendation to remove wood heater/flue and repair ceiling?

By 1 April 2015

We are looking for someone to remove our wood heater and flue (never use it as house has ducted gas as well), and patch the resulting hole in the ceiling. The tricky bit is th...

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The worst of the worst?

By 20 May 2010 15

The ABC has a horrific story of a Canberra systems administrator in a government department pleading guilty to using his own baby son (amongst other children) to make child pornography. The man, who cannot be named, was charged with possessing and producing child pornography, as well as committi...

New look Canberra Times

By 20 May 2010 21

Some changes are afoot at The Canberra Times. They've been running a teaser for a week or so, but it doesn't give much away. "Saturdays are about to get even better. New Look edition unfolding June 2010" Clearly it won't be anything as radical as moving from spreadsheet to tabloid. If that ...

Cats, what you can and can't do with them?

By 20 May 2010 147

Firstly, I don't like em', they are horrible creatures that don't belong here and I point the finger of blame firmly at my mum for being a breeder of Persians when I was but a lad (back then I loved them) for creating this complete lack of empathy towards our feline masters through over-exposure and...

'Canberra Movie Goers'

By 19 May 2010 1

Attention movie buffs? Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a flim on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans? The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations ...

Huxley heads South

By 19 May 2010 3

The ABC brings word that Brumbies utility and compulsive kicker of the ball is leaving the team and going to Melbourne where between Huxley and the ever more aged Stirling Mortlock they're going to have an exceedingly pedestrian back line. Having nursed Huxley on the sideline while he recovered f...

The thieves have been at it...

By 19 May 2010 54

News from various mates is that Monday evening saw a number of bikes stolen from Dickson in what seems to be a fairly organised hit. These aren't cheap bikes, nor were they left without being secured. The locks (many of which were good quality locks) were cut and the helmets were often left behind. ...

ACTION's soiled bus drivers need your help

By 19 May 2010 114

Greetings Rioters, A good friend and ACTION bus driver just sent this through to me. If you are able to help by collecting passanger signatures please contact Dan or attend the meeting this Sunday. If you are approached to give your signature please do so in support of your local drivers. ...

Needle exchange at the Hume virus farm?

By 19 May 2010 24

The ABC has a lengthy story on a reported transmission of hepatitis C at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (aka The Prison). With infection rates out there running at 65% the real surprise is that it's taken this long. It has, however, prompted calls for a needle exchange at the prison the reduc...

Fire in Florey last night

By 19 May 2010 1

The following in from the ESA: :55pm Tuesday 18 May 2010 - House fire at Florey ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a fire in a three bedroom house on Cooling Place, Florey. Occupants of the house safely self evacuated following notification of a smoke alarm. Fire started in bedroom and ho...

Outstanding theatre - The Laramie Project

By 19 May 2010

Everyman Theatre presents The Laramie Project In 1998, on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming,  21-year-old gay university student Matthew Shepherd was tied to a fence, savagely beaten, and left to die. In the attack's aftermath, Laramie became the centre of a media storm. New York's Tectonic ...

HyperDome Going Down Drain?

By 19 May 2010 28

I was at the Hyperdome today and got bored so I counted the number of empty shops. I counted around 30 empty shops, give or take a couple of those short lease furniture and giftware shops. Whats going on? Is the hyperdome slowly closing down to being just woolies target coles and myer?...

Police Wrap - 19 May 2010

By 19 May 2010 2

1. Guns in Manuka: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident involving a firearm in Manuka last night (Tuesday, May 18). About 8:10pm, a male offender armed with a firearm approached the exterior glass window of a restaurant on Franklin Street and pointed the firearm at a restaurant pa...

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