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Water leak forces evacuation at Pharmacy House

FIREFIGHTERS have evacuated approximately 200 workers as a precaution from Pharmacy House, National Circuit and Brisbane Ave, Barton, following a water leak on the top floor. Crews were alerted to the water leak in the Plant Room following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 1.03pm. The leak is currently being isolated by ACT Fire […]

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Monday parking this week focusses on the Dickson playing fields

THIS week’s dose of bad parking has but a single entry, for “CityNews’” own gardening guru Cedric Bryant. Cedric has been incensed with the tree destroying sports parents parking on the Antill Street median strip adjacent to the Dickson playing fields. Firstly the whole length of the median strip every few metres are signs saying […]

Are conditions at Canberra Hospital increasing mortality?

JEREMY Hanson is calling on Chief Minister Gallagher to respond to statements made to the ABC by Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department Clinical Director, Dr Michael Hall. In an interview with the ABC Dr Hall stated: In relation to the Hospital’s 95 percent occupancy rate – “Ninety-five per cent is unsafe…once you reach above 90 the […]

Grattan / Arms runs likely to be step to deeper Australian role against Islamic State

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra WHEN Tony Abbott says he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself on Australia’s Middle East commitment – specifically about joining air strikes – what he means is that he can’t get ahead of Barack Obama. The government announced on Sunday that Australia would help transport stores of military […]

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Recognise this alleged one man crime spree?

ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man they believe is responsible for five aggravated robberies in Canberra from earlier this year. Since April there have been five armed robberies with similar descriptions of the offender and modus operandi, causing Detectives from Criminal Investigations to look at one person being responsible. The man is […]

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Vale Kurt Steel

KATY Gallagher and Andrew Barr have made a joint statement following the death of Andrew’s media advisor. We were very sad to learn this morning that the Australian killed in the terrible bus tragedy in Bolivia is Kurt Steel, media adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister. Kurt was an enormous contributor to the ACT […]

Funny Money in Dickson

ACT Policing is warning Canberra businesses to be on the look out for counterfeit money following the discovery of imitation notes used in Dickson. A total of three counterfeit $100 notes were used at three separate stores in Dickson. The notes were used to purchase goods on Friday, 29 August. Acting Superintendent of South District […]

Big Aranda burn this Sunday

THE ACT Government is advising residents that, weather permitting, a hazard reduction burn in bushland at Aranda will commence tomorrow, Sunday 31 August 2014. The 7.1 hectare burn will be conducted west of Caswell Drive/GDE, south of Belconnen Way and north of Bandjalong Crescent. The objective is to reduce fire hazard along the property boundary.

Yarralumla burn tomorrow

THE ACT Rural Fire Service, will tomorrow, Saturday 30 August, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at Equestrian Park, Cotter Road, Yarralumla. One tanker and four personnel will conduct the small hazard reduction burn of four piles from 10am to 5pm. Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is […]