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Measles in Charnwood and at Calvary. Were you exposed?

ACTING ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley is asking Canberrans to be aware of measles symptoms after a case was notified to ACT Health today. “Health Protection Service (HPS) is following-up identified contacts in line with national guidelines,” Dr Pengilley said. People who may have been exposed to the case include: Anyone who attended […]


Support the firies this Wattle Day

CANBERRANS are asked to help ACT Rural Fire Service Brigades keep our community safe by buying a Wattle Day badge during the next two weeks in support of National Wattle Day on 1 September 2014. The ACT Volunteer Bushfire Brigades Association (VBA) has again joined forces with the Wattle Day Association (WDA) to sell Wattle […]

Selfhood and identity in digital artworks

THE $10,000 Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award has gone to Tiyan Melissa Kilie Baker from the Northern Territory, it was announced this morning at the National Portrait Gallery by Lisa George of the Macquarie Group Foundation. Baker won the award for her series of three digital video works, “Lost Love – Waiting for midnight at the […]

Controlled burn on Red Hill

THE ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Saturday 23 August, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill. The burn will commence from 10.30am and continue through the day. It is likely the burn will also smoulder into Sunday. Four fire tankers, two light units, one […]

$2 million in health grants

KATY Gallagher yesterday announced the successful applicants of the Healthy Canberra Grants, who will receive $2 million in funding. “Healthy Canberra Grants are a key feature of the ACT Government’s Towards Zero Growth Healthy Weight Action Plan, which aims to combat obesity by creating environments that make healthy lifestyle choices easier,” Katy said. “The community […]

Food and Wine Week at Floriade

FLORIADE is getting a Food and Wine week to bring visitors a menu of free demonstrations and events. From 22-28 September Floraide goers sample the capital region’s wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds and sample some of the area’s best local produce. The Kitchen Company Tasting Plate will see celebrity chef Miguel Maestre entertain […]

Grattan on Friday: Shorten bombshell puts Labor in uncharted terrority

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra BILL Shorten had little practical alternative but to name himself as the person police had been investigating in relation to an alleged rape in the 1980s. The opposition leader told reporters that the “easy option would have been to say nothing”. But that would not have been a sustainable […]

Chapman shops upgrade kicks off

FILLING in for the holidaying Shane Rattenbury, Katy Gallagher today announced the start of a $1.2 million upgrade to the public space at Chapman Shopping Centre. “The upgrade at Chapman Shops will help revitalise the area, providing locals and traders with a safer, more accessible and attractive centre,” Katy said. The upgrade at the shops […]


Taking nerdsploitation to new heights Dames of Throne is coming to Canberra

THE team that thrilled nerds across Canberra with the “StarWars” parody “The Empire Strips Back” have gone with the next big thing in Game of Thrones. The burlesque show is coming to the Canberra Theatre on Friday November 14. There’s a teaser trailer to see if its your kind of thing, and they do have […]

Local heroes. Adam Royal on the left, Mayor Tim Overall and Brett Williams web size

Mayor Tim Overall hails his brave council workers

QUEANBEYAN Mayor Tim Overall has congratulated two Queanbeyan council workers who were heroes at a suburban house fire in Jerrabomberra earlier this week. Adam Royal and Brett Williams from the Council’s water and sewer team where driving by the house on the corner of Brudenell and Bicentennial Drives at Jerrabomberra on Monday when they noticed […]

The Bus Depot Markets are turning 20!

CANBERRA’S Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot Markets have been a Canberra Sunday tradition since 1994,” said one of the Old Bus Depot Markets’ Directors, Diane Hinds. “We’re so thrilled to be celebrating 20 […]