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Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016
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

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
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 2
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...

Keep Canberra Open campaigners remain wary

By 27 July 2016 3
Keep Canberra Open

Keep Canberra Open, a campaign to “save Canberra’s nightlife”, has been successful in its bid to prevent the ACT Government from introducing legislation that would enforc...

The City to Lake smoke and mirrors

By 27 July 2016 6

There's been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government's major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I h...

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall last...

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Storytime for the school holidays

By 4 July 2009

If you've got kids under school age, school holidays can be frustrating as all the usual playgroups and activities are on hold for two weeks. Thursday 9 July at 10am is storytime at Brindabella Baby. Bring your toddler or pre-schooler along to listen to Charlie & Lola Look After Your Planet. ...

Driving is differnt here in country Pennsylvania

By 4 July 2009 25

I'm over in the US at the moment for a short stint of summer camp work.  Been for a few drives... the driving style here in northern Pennsylvania is very different to home in Canberra.  Just trying to work out why... Country road speed limits are 45-55mph here, roughly 70 to 90km/h.  In the AC...

Canberra leads the nation in rising rates of bankruptcy

By 4 July 2009 2

The Canberra Times reports that Canberrans, despite our rosy local employment figures, are going bankrupt at higher rates than last year. New figures from the Insolvency and Trustee Service reveal a 50 per cent rise in bankruptcies in year-on-year comparisons of the June quarter. Between Apri...

GDE roadside signage

By 4 July 2009 13

What's with the new signs on the GDE between Belconnen Way and Ginninderra Drive telling us no stopping allowed ?? Are we to plough the single lane traffic through all peak hour mayhem and push all slackers aside in a dodgem car destructo derby ? Big signs and expensive too I would imagine. A...

Good samaritan in Belconnen

By 4 July 2009 11

A 'good news' story .... Accompanied by my two children, many bags, a shopping list and the trusty pram, I hauled myself over to Belconnen Markets at lunctime today for some grocery shopping.  After parking, playing games feeding coins into the meter, moseying over for a play on the giant mu...

Help us raise money for a second mobile humidicrib - all you need to do is vo

By 4 July 2009 15

Greetings fellow Canberrans, Just a short plea to ask any and all who are interested to cast a vote for our images in the Canon "Creative for a Cause" competition. The winning entry recieves $60,000 for the charity of their choice.  We have nominated the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (the...

Police Wrap - 2 July

By 3 July 2009 41

1. Joint RTA/Police bust: ACT Policing officers this morning (Friday, July 3) issued 80 Traffic infringement Notices (TINs), mostly for speeding offences, during an operation aimed at safe winter driving. From 6am today police operated laser speed detection on Barry Drive, Caswell Drive, Belco...

Netball ACT - State League Grand Finals

By 3 July 2009

The 2009 ACT CCC `Canterbury` State League Grand Finals will be played on Sunday 5th July 2009 at the ACT Netball Centre, Lyneham. Six Districts/teams will be represented in the Grand Finals in 2009. Queanbeyan will be playing in their first grand final for some years, whilst SERAS are in their s...

CD Review - Simone Penkethman - "Fall"

By 3 July 2009 4

Simone Penkethman has been a local musician for more years than she will thank us to remind her of. Her album “fall” consists of  thirteen eclectic songs, which focus on the quirky aspects of human nature. Her album is laid back with bluesy guitar and soft drumming by Ken Vatcher. ...

Knitting mafia to stitch up Soft Sculpture

By 3 July 2009 1

With the wonderful Soft Sculpture exhibition due to end in a week's time the National Gallery have announced that they're bringing it to a conclusion with a festival dedicated to the widely feared knitting community. The National Gallery of Australia will be holding Knitta Please, a festival of e...

State of the Riot - June 2009

By 3 July 2009 15

[First filed: July 02, 2009 @ 15:58] So June is done and dusted. Here's our monthly look at where the site is going, where it's been and what brings people here. Key Stats: (Note: These statistics are prepared by Google Analytics and compare the 30 days of June to the previous 30 day...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 July

By 3 July 2009 8

[First filed: July 02, 2009 @ 08:10] For our American friends it's a red, white and blue Fourth of July weekend coming up. But here in Canberra what's worth seeing and doing around town? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

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