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WINE writer RICHARD CALVER knew that sparkling wine was supposed to be the drink that made you intoxicated faster, but not how. He shares what he discovered on Page 24.

Digital edition February 25

CANBERRA could be home to what is being touted as a “world first” village designed specifically for people with dementia. BELINDA STRAHORN has the story on Page 8.

Digital edition February 18

WITH 24 apartment towers and about 10,000 residents due to appear in the Woden Town Centre, the ACT government has not prepared the area for this new high-rise suburb, says "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Digital edition February 11

MARION Mahony Griffin was the less celebrated half of the husband-and-wife architectural team that won the job to design Canberra. February 14 marks the 150th anniversary of her birth and, on Page 18, BELINDA STRAHORN takes a closer look at her legacy.
"There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works." Whimsical CLIVE WILLIAMS writes in praise of American cowboy philosopher Will Rogers on Page 11.
THERE'S more to migraine than headaches. In fact, "migraine warrior" Victoria Williamson would argue it's not a headache. "It can be a stabbing pain behind the eyes, plus nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity." She tells her painful story on Page 5.
BILL STEFANIAK lost a son to the effects of drug abuse. He finds it painfully hard to see any virtue in a move in the Legislative Assembly to decriminalise hard-drug possession. He explains why in a column this week.
BRASS helmets, a 1913 fire engine and a hand-drawn fire cart used in Queanbeyan in 1893… BELINDA STRAHORN visits the unsung Canberra Fire Museum in Forrest.
WITH the best spring in years and rain still tipping down through summer, gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says it's little wonder that many plants flowering at the wrong time are seriously confused.

Digital edition December 24

WE'VE got the best of everything this week… top website stories, top arts events, top restaurants, all very top of the pops plus a jumbo crossword! Welcome to the holiday edition…

Digital edition December 17

THIS is our Christmas edition and each year we squeeze a cluster of seasonal cartoons to pepper the paper out of dear scribbler PAUL DORIN. He's done us proud again.
IF the current government leadership hadn't abandoned a budgeted health plan six years ago Canberra would have an almost-built, state-of-the-art hospital now, says a report released under freedom of information.
"WANDER through Commonwealth Park and you'll see the grass is mown and there are a few works underway here and there, but there's so much not being done, so much neglect." It's time to care for Commonwealth Park, says PAUL COSTIGAN.

Digital edition November 26

Boss of the Mint, Ross MacDiarmid, reckons covid has got people back using cash. “Having a certain amount of money in your pocket a week means once it's gone, it's gone; so people are using cash as a means of managing their finances,” he tells BELLE STRAHORN.

Digital edition November 19

TWO-time ACT Business Woman of the Year Louise Curtis' life has hit rock bottom in the space of four years, the victim of what she calls a “fake” investigation by Access Canberra, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Digital edition November 12

ART and music champion Betty Beaver has died. She was 96 and Canberra is the poorer for her passing. MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE fondly remembers the contribution of this remarkable arts doyenne.
A political movement among women wanting action on climate change has the potential to transform federal parliament. And the surprise surge of Greens votes in the ACT has provided massive encouragement to them, reports ROBERT MACKLIN.
"THE shrubs in our garden look better and more floriferous than they have for several years," says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT, grateful for the recent rain. "And, yes, equally so, the weeds have taken a liking to this weather."
AND the outlook for summer? Expect to see above-average rainfall and severe thunderstorms in the ACT over the next few months, the Bureau of Meteorology tells reporter DANIELLE NOHRA.
"HAS the same complacency that has plagued Labor in government followed them into the election campaign? There is a sense below all the hype that they have almost given up," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

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