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Murder charge; man to face court

By 1 March 2015

ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old man with murder following an incident in Calwell yesterday afternoon (Saturday, February 28) in which a 28-year-old woman was killed. ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Juggernaut, Braddon

By 28 February 2015

Have you been looking for the Juggernaut? If you were wondering where this coffee trailer has been, well it’s been everywhere! After opening on West Row in the city last year...

Canberra’s Chloe Granger off to Miss Teen Galaxy national finals

By 27 February 2015
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Aspiring Canberra model Chloe Granger will travel to the Gold Coast at the end of next month to represent New South Wales at the national Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals. The...

Weekend garage sale guide (28th Feb & 1st March)

By 27 February 2015

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your listing for free to Saturday 28 February 13 E...

Whats on this weekend? 28th Feb and 1st March

By 27 February 2015

Canberrans really are spoiled for choice this weekend, with The Canberra Show, Enlighten and the Night Noodle Markets all opening today. Enlighten / Night Noodle Markets ...

Possum beater on video not convicted

By 26 February 2015 43
Baby possum cared for by RSPCA ACT

I am outraged by the results of one of our most recent animal cruelty cases. As published in The Canberra Times today, Lyons resident Domaneco Zizi escaped conviction after at...

Light rail and intersections?

By 1 March 2015 1

According to Capital Metro: Who will have priority at traffic lights? A level of priority is typically provided for light rail to help the service run efficiently. This occ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screen repairer?

By 28 February 2015

I recently cracked the screen on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Trying to find the best place to get it repaired because I've experienced a lot of dodgy people... Hope you can...

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Illegal gas.

By 11 February 2009 48

Today I tried to disconnect my gas.  Or rather I tried to stop paying for it. We've lived in a southside rental for the last 3 years and apart from a six month stint when we moved in have not used the gas.  (There's only 1 bayonet in the loungeroom for heating and it's unflued). I've been to...

Former Animal Experimentation Facility at Downer Shops?

By 11 February 2009 30

About 15 or so years ago there used to be a building at the Downer shops that apparently was where perfumes and chemicals were "tested" on animals. It was featured on the local news when an underground rave/performance art event was illegally held there.  The most memorable thing about the ne...

Monaro Folk Society knees up

By 11 February 2009 20

The Monaro Folk Society is having a get together at the Old Canberra Inn tonight at 7.00. The night is free for all comers (though you might consider joining and taking advantage of all the benefits of being part of MFS -- the music, the dance, the spoken word, the contacts, the camaraderie, the...

Curtain drawn on the Rhodium fiasco

By 11 February 2009 8

The Liberals' Brendan Smyth is dancing on the grave of the botched Rhodium Asset Solutions which was last night consigned to the dustbin of history. Here at RiotACT we'll miss it. Rhodium has been a source of endless amusement over the years as every possible stereotype of incompetent government ...

Police Wrap - 11 February

By 11 February 2009 3

1. White utility scarpers from Greenway bingle: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a three vehicle collision in Greenway last night (February 10). The collision occurred about 8.30pm outside the Southern Cross Club basketball centre on Cowlishaw Street. A red Ford Laser, a purple Honda Ci...

The Bill Poster laws hit a snag

By 11 February 2009 7

It was with a great degree of disappointment that I learned from the Canberra Times that the Make RiotACT Rich Bill 2008 (also known as the Crimes (Bill Posting) Amendment Bill 2008) has hit a snag with objections raised by the Greens, Liberals, and the Human Rights Commissioner. We discussed the...

Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk

By 11 February 2009 1

Details are now up for the Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk. The annual Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk around Lake Burley Griffin will be held on Wednesday 25 February. As the day dawns over Lake Burley Griffin, the walk commences at Regatta Point, heads clockwise around the lake crossing Kin...

Mars in your backyard

By 11 February 2009 1

You've gotta love this town...Details of the latest event from the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, which promises to give an insight into how some local geological features may help us understand the geology and formation of Mars, for those interested in learning something that...

Parkway closures

By 11 February 2009 8

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is warning that they're shutting down parts of the Tuggeranong Parkway this Sunday 15 February and the following Sunday 22 February between 5.30am and 10.30am. Specifically affected is the Parkway northbound from the Lady Denman Drive exi...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 4 - Mystery building and Black Mountain

By 11 February 2009 52

[First filed: February 10, 2009 @ 10:30] This is the fourth part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie in 1948. This one came in with the following note: It's a 1952 vintage and the background is Black Mountain. It will be interesting ...

Brumbies starting lineup announced.

By 11 February 2009 3

The Brumbies have announced their starting lineup for this Friday afternoon's clash with the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin. There's 11 Wallabies in the starting lineup. Ben Alexander has been benched in favour of Guy Shepherdson. Of some interest is the retention of Stirling Mortlock at insi...

Rugged computers looking for a home

By 11 February 2009 60

Morning Ladies and Gentlemen I am a computer.  Pretty observant of me I know, but I am a very special computer.   I was destined to go into the remote parts of Australia and work for 5 years without a problem. Sites where there is 50 degree heat and rolling dust in the middle of summe...

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