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Police seek witnesses to roadside assault

By 2 August 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at the side of the Barton Highway on Wednesday (July 30). About 7.00am, a woman was travelling south in a Holden A...

Brumby Jack toy wanted

By 2 August 2014

Hi. I have a friend whose little boy loves his Brumby Jack toy. Now that he has started day care his Mum would love to have 2 - one to keep at home and one to keep at day care. Buying another one is no longer an option as the Brumbies have introduced a larger Brumby Jack. If someone has one of...

Exploring the Eden Road Cellar Door

By 1 August 2014

How lucky is Canberra, yet another high quality winery right on our doorstep, within 30 minutes and just a couple of hundred metres north of the Barton Highway. The short dr...

Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre

By 1 August 2014 6

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr are pleased to announce that a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre. The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between...

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 August 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week's activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from t...

Corin Forest snow report

By 1 August 2014

Snow is forecast down to 800m today, well past Corin Forest's altitude. Snow flurries on Friday morning are expected to turn to good snowfalls as the day goes on. It's feeling ...

World Record Attempt at the Canberra Hospital

By 1 August 2014

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a fun fundraiser that is occurring on 19th, 20th and 21st of August in the foyer of the the Canberra Hospital starting at 8am and finishing on the Thursday at 10am. I with lots of help from others we will be attempting to gain the World Record for the ...

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd August

By 1 August 2014 2

With the temperature dropping around Canberra this weekend, you may be tempted to sit in front of a fire with a good book. But if you fancy venturing out there is a fair bit going...

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Foiled again by Revenue Raising Speed Cameras

By 4 August 2008 38

Just about every day I drive along the Monaro Highway, usually adhering to the speed limit like the good little citizen that I am, only to be passed by H&Bs (hoons and bogans) blasting past me in their H&Bmobiles, driving at the speed of sound. What really irks me is that they slow ca...

Attempted suicide in Isabella Plains standoff with Police

By 4 August 2008 86

ABC is reporting that there was a police standoff with a man in a vehicle on Isabella Dr. It ended with the man shooting himself. He is now in Canberra Hospital. Story here. UPDATED: The police statement is in the latest police wrap. ANOTHER UPDATE: Police now reporting that he expired t...

$20 million for the Gungahlin Pool

By 4 August 2008 16

The ABC informs that Labor is promising $20 million for a Gungahlin leisure centre (what we used to call a swimming pool) if they're re-elected. Odd they couldn't sort this out in the last seven years. The Libs like the idea of having a pool but aren't ready to promise the money. UPDATED: S...

ANNIE - Erindale Theatre, September 4 - 20

By 4 August 2008

           7:30pm: Thursday 4th to Saturday 20th September 2pm Matinees: Saturday 13th & 20th Ticket Prices: Adult $45       Philo Member $40    ...

How About Donating Blood As Well As Organs?!

By 4 August 2008 42

I've just finished reading the topic "Organ donor forms now to go with licence renewals", and it got me thinking about why so many people don't donate blood?  I've always been a keen blood donor, but since I have been overseas for about 5 years, I can't donate for about 12 months. The Red Cross ...

Wanniassa medical centre closure - UPDATED Now with added protest

By 4 August 2008 26

[First filed: August 03, 2008 @ 09:23] A lot of people are angry about the closure of the Wanniassa medical centre. When does business start to think about a community before profit? [ED - Canberra Times story is here] UPDATED: Apparently Annette Ellis (the Commonwealth Member for Canb...

Paying Rego

By 4 August 2008 35

I could be wrong about this, but is there anywhere in the City (and I dont mean Braddon/Dickson) where you can pay your car rego? There is a Canberra Connect in the Civic Library, but you can't pay rego there. They make you go to Dickson. I find this completely ludicrous that there is no where...

Not enough doctors so were forcing them interstate?

By 4 August 2008 8

[First filed: July 26, 2008 @ 09:08] Now here's a story that somehow was inevitable would have Katy Gallagher's name on it. The Canberra Times reports that graduates from the new Canberra medical school are being sent inter-state contrary to their wishes. The problem, it seems, is that beca...

Reasons why the ACT is better than NSW - Our road signage is L33t

By 4 August 2008 39

In our ongoing series of things in Canberra that are better than in NSW I present our TXT road safety signs. Anyone want to suggest any other signs that could be improved wi...

ACT Light Rail - Public Meeting - Thursday, August 7th 2008

By 4 August 2008 8

The next public meeting of ACT Light Rail will be held this Thursday 7th August 2008 (18:30-19:30). This meeting will be held at the Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belc...

Organ donor forms now to go with licence renewals

By 4 August 2008 72

Katy Gallagher has proudly announced that from now on when you renew your licence you'll also have an organ donation form pushed your way to remind you to think about the issue. The ACT Government will now be able to distribute Australian Organ Donation Register (AODR) Forms with driver licence r...

Canberra unis still tops

By 4 August 2008 8

The ABC reports that the good university guide (the website of which is so impenetrable as to be worthless for linking) has again rated ANU as the best for average graduate salaries and UC for best chance of getting a job. Is this due to the excellence of the universities? Or the tightness of the...

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