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Canberra, the age friendly city?

By 30 June 2015 10
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Slogans can be used or abused. They can encapsulate a moment in time, or they can serve as hollow reductions etched like a skid mark from the suppository of Australian politic...

A pedestrian lane for people using phones? Not a bad idea…

By 30 June 2015 9
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News stories have cropped up in the last few weeks about a university in the United States that has painted bright green lanes on the footpath for runners, walkers, and people ...

Best of Canberra - Pub food

By 30 June 2015 8
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There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub. Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, ...

Here’s how to build a green home in Canberra without spending a fortune

By 29 June 2015
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If you think building an energy efficient home requires spending big on expensive green materials, building methods and technologies, you might have to think again. Whether ...

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015
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RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks. From RSPCA ACT's media release: RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Ban...

Teen burglars caught red handed

By 30 June 2015 1
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ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June). About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman att...

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015
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There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow's open day, and you'll also get to enjoy a fr...

Weekend getaway recommendations

By 30 June 2015
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Husband and I are planning a last minute, mid-week getaway. Grateful for any recommendations/ thoughts of what we can see and do. Keen to explore regions around Canberra (ie no...

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Police Wrap - 17 February

By 17 February 2009 23

1. Suspicious fire in Holder: ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Holder which occurred today (February 16). Police attended the Weingarth Street premises around 3.30am in response to a request for assistance from the ACT Fire Brigade. No one was injured or at home du...

Good real estate agents?

By 17 February 2009 87

I'm looking for recommendations for a decent real estate agent for a friend to sell their home in Harrison.  I've done a search of the archives (not much to help me there), and I know that I may get plenty of 'isn't that an oxymoron?' type replies ... but I'd really like some genuine suggestion...

Bag a wrinkly to win the comp!

By 17 February 2009 19

John Hargreaves has announced you've got a week to get your entries in to the "Life's Reflections" photographic competition. "Life's Reflections is a photographic competition that challenges perceptions of older people. It's about recording the energy and contributions of Canberra's seniors", sai...

Where to get a good sandwhich?

By 17 February 2009 31

Hi all. Just moved to canberra and I'm a big fan of sandwhiches. I especially love a meatball sub, but can't stand subway and from what I've seen so far the service in most of them down here is appaling! Thanks....

Aspirational averages?

By 17 February 2009 13

Steve Doszpot is having a go at Andrew Barr's class size commitments which apparently are averages rather than maximums. “Minister Barr advised today that at Narrabundah Early Childhood School there are 48 students enrolled in Preschool but only 8 students in Kindergarten, 4 in year 1, 2 in yea...

Beware! Hot ATM Card-Skimming Action in Canberra

By 17 February 2009 14

Just a quick warning that there may be some Card-Skimming going on in Canberra. A friend of mine had a sum of money withdrawn from an ATM in Sydney over the weekend, even though he is in Canberra and his ATM Card is still in his pocket. He has been down to the bank and they believe that a devi...

Acton Park car parks

By 17 February 2009 12

Can anyone explain to me what has happened to all the cars at the "temporary" Acton Park Car Park? For many weeks now, there seem to have been very few cars parked there anymore, when once it was full to overflowing. The territory government went to all of the trouble to pave over large swathes o...

Reliable Gardener/Landscaper needed

By 17 February 2009 3

Hoping that someone out there can reccommed a good reliable garderner here in the ACT.  Looking for someone who will turn up, quote, do the job and everyone's happy, sick of wasting my time with unreliable tradesmen/women who simpley don't show up or cost the planet.  I'm just looking for ...

Doctors fleeing private practice?

By 17 February 2009 15

The ABC has a story on moves by doctors from O'Connor, Macquarie and Kaleen are all shutting up shop and moving to a single facility in Belconnen. Apparently a private health care company is making them an offer they can't refuse and lifting the burden of administration off their backs. Katy G...

Lights! Canberra! Action! Kicking off on 27 February

By 17 February 2009 2

[First filed: February 16, 2009 @ 13:35] One of the real highlights of the local film making calendar is Lights! Canberra! Action! competition. On 27 February the list of bonus point items is released and then it's hell for leather film making until entries close on 9 March. But the the...

Earth Hour Launched - Brace yourselves for 28 March

By 17 February 2009 48

Simon Corbell is informing us that he's been along for a photo op with The Canberra Times General Manager, Ken Nichols, and ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello. The cause of this love-in at the top end of town? They're all getting ready to cheer lead for "Earth Hour" on 28 March at 8.30pm. Earth...

Rape denied in the house of Hargreaves

By 17 February 2009 71

The Canberra Times has a charmless story (running without byline) on the defence of Kevin John Jones, 50, who faced the court yesterday charged with raping his 19 year old cellmate at the Belconnen Remand Centre. "According to the alleged victim's evidence, when his advances were rejected, Jones ...

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