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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014

Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Are there any recommendations for companies that can dig up and re lay drains attached to down-pipes?

By 1 November 2014 1

I really need all my downpipe drainage tested, and probably have a few drainpipes that need to be dug up and re-laid. It's likely to be quite a big job and will definitely end up with a few trenches in the front & back garden so it'd be really good to know which company in Canberra to trust an...

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I'm 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely. What I'm looking for is a dentist who ...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 17

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

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Government backs CMCF ageing strategy

By 12 October 2009

The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum is delighted its strategy to promote and support services to older Canberrans is being funded by the ACT Government, CMCF Chair Sam Wong said today. CMCF has received $10,000 from the ACT Seniors Grants and Sponsorship Program for its project: Expanding ...

Missing Kambah teen

By 12 October 2009 5

The Canberra Times as well as SMH and ninemsn have a story about missing Kambah teen who's name was finally released today. Brett Fish left his home on Tuesday and hasn't been seen since. I won't rewrite the entire story, his description is there. I personally know Brett and would love to se...

Canberra Roller Derby first public Bout!

By 11 October 2009 5

Game 1 of the CRDL Debutante Season 'Hell-On-Wheels: A Halloween Bout' will star: The Black 'n' Blue Belles versus The Surley Griffins Date: Saturday 24th October Time: Doors open at 5pm, Game starts at 5.30pm Venue: Tuggeranong Southern Cross Sports Stadium, Corner of Athlon and Cowlishaw St...

Missing - 50 year old ash tree and bucket load of money

By 11 October 2009 9

I used to live in a house with a 50 year old ash tree out the back. It was an inner north Canberra suburb with a very small, badly sited cottage on a long, thin strip of land. I wanted desperately to knock down and rebuild or renovate. I put up with the house for years because it was such a great lo...

More Complaints Regarding Motorists and Cyclists

By 11 October 2009 105

Now I like to ride a bike as much as the next person, but I'm getting more than a little cheesed off with some of the goings-on around here. I fully realise that I am leaving myself open to a torrent of abuse from the cycling community but here goes ... Why have the powers-that-be decided tha...

"New" Casuarina walking track…Mt. Majura...

By 11 October 2009 7

I noticed the Chief Minister's press release about the ($100,000)  upgraded Casuarina walking trail on Mt. Majura, but have been having great difficulty in finding out where it starts, or where to go to...!  The TAMS website seems singularly unhelpful in finding it and Google has not been much...

Extra special help for landowners

By 10 October 2009 14

Katy Gallagher has announced that the taxpayer is going to be funding $10,000 interest free loans for mortgagees who get in a spot of bother: The Treasurer said interest free loans of up to $10,000 were now available to eligible Canberra homeowners at risk of defaulting on their mortgage due to ...

Hargreaves exits stage right

By 10 October 2009 56

[First filed: Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:21] Some would say that it was inevitable following a long list of difficult episodes caused to the ALP government, but there was never any certainty given the man is as stoic as they come. But it has finally come to pass that John Hargreaves is stepping down fro...

Police Wrap - 10 October

By 10 October 2009

1. Vehicles and people of interest: ACT Policing has recovered a substantial amount of stolen property after searching a vehicle and subsequently executing a search warrant on a Waramanga residence over the weekend. The property, including two motorcycles, jewelry, electrical items, alcohol an...

Stacking them up

By 10 October 2009 5

The Canberra Times brings word of the Laurus Wing to ANU's Ursula Hall which arrived in modular form as converted shipping containers. The result is very long and skinny accommodation units which are vastly bigger than the hutches many other halls offer at ANU. At $215 a week for singles they'...

In the public domain?

By 9 October 2009 11

I was at the Hughes shops this morning waiting for a shop to open and perusing the notice board as I did so.  Someone had pinned up a print-out of a person's profile from an internet dating site, helpfully amending some of the particulars (eg: adding a few years to the age provided).  It made me w...

Diddly-Squat at Flynn, Stanhope says

By 9 October 2009 7

On the front page of today's Canberra Times there's a story about squatters residing in the old Flynn Primary School and a dispute between Mr Stanhope and Mr Coe in regards to if they are still there or not. Personally i think this is disgraceful - shouldn't the arguement be around homeless people ...

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