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Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 5
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I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

The Causeway – the suburb of which we do not speak?

By 25 November 2014 1
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The Causeway. Have you heard of it? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Shortly after I first relocated to the ACT, I moved to Kingston. I was living about 400 metres from Th...

Do Canberras politicians waste your money?

By 25 November 2014 2
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I’ve never really understood why the Canberra Liberals don’t change their name. Surely, the Canberra Neoconservatives, the Canberra Monarchists, or just the Canberra Abbott...

Public help sought in long-running arson investigation

By 25 November 2014
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ACT Policing is releasing dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of an arson incident at a café in Weston earlier this year in the hope that public assistance may help identi...

When a Red Traffic Arrow Needs Explanation

By 25 November 2014
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Are we, as a society, officially doomed when we need a sign to tell us what needs to happen if the traffic arrows are red? The image was taken turning right onto Gungahlin...

Asbestos removal companies?

By 25 November 2014

The last post I could find about this was from back in 2009, so hoping someone may have some more recent recommendations. I'm planning to renovate our bathroom and ensuite, and we've had confirmed that the wall material is bonded asbestos sheeting.  I want to basically gut the bathrooms, replace...

Do you know the next Canberra Citizen of the Year?

By 25 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is encouraging Canberrans to celebrate our community’s most outstanding contributors by nominating them for the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award. “Canberra is full of generous, talented and hard working people and this award is a fitting way to recognise a...

Christmas cheer arrives in the City

By 25 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has released details of the 2014 Christmas festivities in the City culminating around the dazzling SIDS and Kids world record attempt lights display in Petrie Plaza. “This year the City Centre Christmas displays will be combined into the one space to allow families...

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Alleged Kaleen Glasser faces court

By 7 January 2009 7

The ABC informs us of the court appearance of Carl Leu, 23, charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm. It is alleged that last August Carl had a novel approach to seeking an apology from his (now former) friend Owen Sutinen for a perceived slight. Having been on the booze togethe...

Trouble at the Mill for WIN?

By 7 January 2009 21

Samuel Gordon Stewart has a predictably detailed account of trouble with WIN's broadcast last night. I saw Jessica Good apologise for transmission issues but can't say I caught them myself. Any of our expert readership with more to add?...

They came from outer space

By 7 January 2009 57

Well, they came from my backyard actually…but they do look large enough to star in an 'Attack of the Killer Courgette' remake (yes yes, I know it was rampaging tomatoes for all you geeks. This is a 'reimagined' version, frak you). But I digress. I came home to Canberra the other da...

Remand Centre Riot!

By 7 January 2009 15

The Canberra Times is very excited by a riot in the remand centre. "Prison officers were punched in the head and face during a riot at the Belconnen Remand Centre. Six of the officers were treated at the Canberra Hospital for injuries suffered during the wild brawl in the centre's F Yard accommo...

Futsal titles all week

By 6 January 2009 5

If, for some strange and freakish reason, the cricket is not completely engrossing you, then there is another sporting entertainment option. The 30th FFA National Futsal Championships are kicking off today here in Canberra! They're expecting 3,000 competitors flooding into accommodation va...

Delays on Parkes Way

By 6 January 2009 12

The National Capital Authority is warning that they're slowing down traffic along Parkes Way near Kings Avenue while they knock down trees: "The trees will be removed over a three week period from Monday 5 January. The work will be conducted during the day from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. ...

Police Wrap - 6 January

By 6 January 2009 4

1. Masked mugger stalks Pearce: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a 25-year-old Pearce man which occurred yesterday (January 5) on Marr Street in Pearce. Around 10.15pm police attended the scene and spoke to the victim who told police he had been struck from behind ...

Water use blows out on the first day back at work?

By 6 January 2009 39

ACTEW is reporting that with Canberrans returning to work yesterday water use blew out to 160ML over our target of 139ML. This is from the Sunday usage of 136ML. So it's domestic water use that's the problem? Seems unlikely....

Fred Smith at the Phoenix on Christmas Eve

By 6 January 2009

Christmas sees a lot of people coming home to spend time with their families. After a short period of time this reminds them why they left in the first place. And so The Phoenix in Civic on Christmas Eve is a raucus place with a slightly older than usual crowd of returning expatriate Canbe...

What's the worst thing you've seen a diplomat doing?

By 6 January 2009 66

The ACT has a large diplomatic corp. To some extent they're beyond the law. Most of course do not abuse the privilege, but there are bad eggs everywhere. So, dear readers, what's the worst thing you've encountered a diplomat doing in Canberra? (If you haven't actually seen it yourself make ...

Time to re-think restricted licences?

By 6 January 2009 32

The ABC brings word of Magistrate Maria Doogan's public musings on the continued provision of restricted licences to convicted drink drivers. It was brought on by one Corey McCracken, 21, who blew over while already on a restricted licence. "Magistrate Doogan said the ACT was the only state or...

Wanniassa Carnage

By 6 January 2009 67

The Police posted a link to a media release on this but, as is so often their way, the link is a dud. The Canberra Times, however, has picked up the story of three Canberra men and two Yass women attacking another bloke in Wanniassa. The ACT Magistrates Court heard Falicia Connors, 18, Harold ...

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