Ainslie grow house busted

ACT Policing has seized 23 cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Ainslie yesterday (Friday July 25). About 5.10pm yesterday, police attended the location after receiving a report of a possible grow house inside the home. The owner of the home had gone to inspect his rental property when he […]

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Mt Rogers to remain off-leash

THE Labor members for Ginninderra are celebrating the retention of the Mount Rogers as an off-leash dog area. “This is a good decision by the Minister, TAMS have clearly heard the views of the community and we are very pleased for this result” Mary Porter said. The MLAs (Chris Bourke, Yvette Berry and Mary Porter) […]

Lina Blair reaps the rewards of trolley tracking

LINA Blair of Nicholls has collected a $1,000 prize for reporting a wayward shopping trolley from Woolworths Gungahlin through Trolley Tracker. Since Trolley Tracker began it has taken over 1.3 million reports from people like Lina, helping to return over two million lost trolleys to their home stores and protecting the local environment. Information on […]

Arts programs re-branded: enter the CCIP

ACT arts organisations have, from time immemorial, just loved rebranding, and yesterday the Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch, launched the rebranded ACT Community Cultural Inclusion Program. Yes it’s quite a mouthful, but it serves to cover a range of local creative and inclusive initiatives in contemporary arts and community cultural development funded by the […]

Grattan on Friday / Abbott has been determined to leave nothing undone in the MH17 tragedy

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra A week ago Tony Abbott caught the mood of the nation when he quickly adopted the toughest rhetoric in denouncing those responsible for downing MH17, with the loss of many Australian lives. A week later, the Prime Minister has moved for Australia to have a role in an international […]

Carjacking in Watson

ACT Policing has charged a man following an instance of assault and motor vehicle theft in Watson yesterday evening (Wednesday July 23). About 6.10pm, a blue Kia Rio was stopped at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, behind a silver Toyota RAV4. A male exited the Toyota, approached the Kia and opened […]

Smoke-logged Isaacs home

Firefighters are currently on scene at Chapple Close, Isaacs investigating a smoke-logged, double-storey house. A single occupant has self evacuated. Update to follow. 10:44 AM Firefighters are now investigating the roof space of the home to try and find the source of the smoke. No fire at this stage. Then occupant made an Emergency Triple […]


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