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Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise show...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016 1

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY Nati...

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

By 28 July 2016 11
Col de Manse, France- July 16, 2013: The peloton pedaling on a plain road after the ascension to Col de Manse in The Alps during the stage 16 of 100th edition of Le Tour de France 2013.

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. W...

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 4
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to ...

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 2
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he drop...

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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 ...

Interstate Toll Fines - help !!

By 9 October 2009 23

I have just been to Melbourne & I'm sure I went on some toll roads without paying.   No doubt they will track me down & send me a bill. My car has ACT plates so what happens if I ignore it ?...

Canberra's own two Geeks in "Beauty and the Geek"

By 9 October 2009 18

Canberra punches above its weight intellectually again, this time in Australian Beauty and the Geek where it can claim two, or a massive 25%, of the Geeks while none of the Beauties are. Must be something in the water....

Recommendations for a good car service?

By 8 October 2009 26

I moved in from Sydney about 2 months ago. Am loving the change of pace and exploring all that Canberra has to offer. A few weeks into my arrival in Canberra my car was due for a service. I did a quick google search and on advice from my boss (make sure they offer a complimentary car service to t...

Inner North SEE-Change presents: The cost of flying and carbon offsets

By 8 October 2009

What: Inner North SEE-Change presents: The cost of flying and carbon offsets When: 6.30pm 19 October Where: O’Connor Uniting Church, cnr Scrivener and Brigalow Streets. Murray May completed a PhD on aviation futures in 2004, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at UNSW at ADFA. This work ...

DIY Wotz-On Guide Oct 9-11

By 8 October 2009 12

If the last few days weren't 'Canberra Spring' enough for you it looks like we are in for more 80%+ humidity days (i.e.: drizzle) and just above freezing nights this weekend. So for me at least I think (once again) I'll be giving Floriade a miss. But for those of more hearty dispositions; what ar...

A photographic journey through Ngunnawal Country

By 8 October 2009 4

For those Rioters with a photographic interest in the ACT region, the following link contains images of how the original inhabitants might have known the area. 'Ngunnawal Country' - a photographic journey ...

2009/2010 speedway season opener

By 8 October 2009 7

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="114"][/caption]Sunday 25th october sees the running of the 2009/2010 speedway season opening meeting at National Capital Speedway Pialligo Avenue, Fairbairn. This meeting is the annual Billy Blundell Memorial. Racing starts from 10am. For further info...

Come and see Rod Q (the delightful Capt'n Snooze) live on Wed Oct 21!

By 8 October 2009 2

What a cool coincidence that I came across the Capt'n Snooze post! Yep, Rod is still a successful comedian and did a kick-arse show in Canb recently called 'Bugger The Polar Bears, This Is Serious'. Funny funny guy. He's quite a prominent political and social activist, and is particularly interes...

Tyres slashed - a good story

By 8 October 2009 10

I thought it might be nice to give a local business some positive vibes, and given it's school holidays a few readers might like to know of a business that exists (which until last night I had no idea) Upon finishing up our regular Tuesday night trivia at the Burns club, one of my friends was ups...

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