2CC’s Mark Parton gets a gong

2CC and its sister station 2CA snared three of the four on-air gongs awarded to Canberra radio personalities at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Melbourne. Breakfast announcer and “CityNews” columnist Mark Parton (pictured) was awarded Best Talk Presenter (provincial) for 2CC. The station also won Best Current Affairs Presenter (non-metropolitan) in Luke Bona with Best Newcomer […]

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West Jerra to burn for the Grassland Earless Dragon

ACT Parks and Conservation Service advises that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow. This ecological burn will be undertaken to create diversity within the Grassland Earless Dragon habitat. This burn will not impact on public access. Like in all controlled burns, safety will be of paramount importance. Experienced Parks fire managers, supported […]

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Idiotic Niqab ban in Parliament revoked

A sheepish Department of Parliamentary Services has sent out a circular backing down from the lunatic sideshow of how to deal with the non-existent issue of women with face coverings wanting to watch question time. All visitors entering Parliament House will be required to temporarily remove any coverings that prevent the recognition of facial features. […]

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A new calendar for your wheelie bins, recycling day moving for Reid, Campbell and Braddon

THE ACT Government is advising residents that the 2014/15 waste and recycling calendar is now available. Residents can collect a calendar at ACT Government libraries, Canberra Connect Shopfronts and 20 suburban shopping centres across Canberra. Calendars can be mailed out on request by leaving contact details at www.tams.act.gov.au/collectioncalendar or emailing no_waste@act.gov.au A new waste and […]

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What do you want from an outdoor fitness station in Theodore?

SHANE Rattenbury is asking for your thoughts on new outdoor fitness stations planned for three new locations across Canberra. “Fitness stations will be installed at Tuggeranong Town Park, John Knight Memorial Park in Belconnen and Theodore Neighbourhood Oval to provide for those with an active lifestyle and encourage others to get active as part of […]

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Liberation Day comes for the sausage sizzlers

CHIEF Minister Gallagher has announced new laws to reduce red-tape for food businesses and community groups by removing the need for not-for-profit groups to appoint a food safety supervisor when fundraising. “The ACT Government listened to the concerns raised by members of the community about some of the requirements that were placed on local community […]

Brazilian Carnival at the Sports Centre

The 2014 Canberra Latin Dance Festival winds up tonight after an action-packed weekend. As our pictures show, Friday and Saturday have seen a mix of local, interstate and intentional artists, but tonight, Sunday, October 19, it’s World Cup celebration time, with the Brazilian Carnaval World Cup Tribute. Canberra Latin Dance Festival, ANU Sport and Recreation […]

Suspicious death in Dunlop

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death in Dunlop which occurred earlier today (Friday, October 17). About 5:40pm police received a call to attend a home in Dexion Place, Dunlop. On arrival, a 56-year-old woman was found deceased and a crime scene was established. ACT Ambulance Service also attended the scene. Forensic Services are conducting […]

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