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CityNews June 9
WHO knew of such a calling? The break-up recovery coach. FREYLA FERGUSON meets Joanne Fernance, who sees the possibility of emotional growth even when a relationship collapses.

Digital edition 27 November

SCULPTOR Kensuke Todo has been named “CityNews” Artist of the Year, CATHERINE CARTER thinks our city centre is very forgettable, CEDRIC BRYANT warns what happens when passionfruit goes feral and, in a new occasional column on health, DR PURNIMA BHAT explains coeliac disease.
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.

OUR unsung letter writers are in fine form this week. They tackle the issues of young people, war memorials, the Salvation Army and, unsurprisingly, there is a spirited defence of Julia Gillard’s appearance in response to last week’s letter calling for the the Prime Minister to get a wardrobe...

Digital edition 13 December

IAN MEIKLE, editor, here: I wanted to put a special word in for this cracking Christmas edition, brimming with great reading and a big burst of PAUL DORIN's lovely Santa cartoons. I can't resist them!
CAN tomatoes be turned into zucchinis? Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK meets someone who can. Social writer LYN MILLS reports from the French embassy; sports columnist TIM GAVEL frets about the poor crowds turning out to watch the big matches and CEDRIC BRYANT finds gardening heaven in Melbourne.
FIFTY-five years ago tomorrow – October 17, 1964 – with the sails of small boats billowing behind him, Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies inaugurated Lake Burley Griffin, a project of enormous controversy as "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL reports...
TIM GAVEL says Ntasha Gerebtzoff is a brave reminder that if we have a dream we should never give up. Over the past year, she’s fought two bouts of cancer to get to the starting blocks of the World Ironman Triathlon titles in Hawaii next month, but still faces a financial hurdle to get there.
AND it’s goodbye from him… columnist MARK PARTON ends his 16-year “ultra-marathon” on Canberra breakfast radio at 9am on December 18 when he steps down from 2CC. Will he miss the early mornings?
THIS week LAURA EDWARDS reports on the latest frustrating twist in the sad saga of the heritage-listed but shamefully neglected Starlight Drive-In sign, the victim of much talk and no action. “CityNews” has campaigned for its welfare since 2010 and will not stop tub thumping until this community sign of sentimental affection is properly restored. Beyond that obsession, there is the usual mix of original news stories, lively columns and arts reporting awaiting your curiosity.
CityNews 9 February
SWIMMING lessons exist in the ACT school system, but columnist TIM GAVEL says it appears to be ad hoc at best. "It is virtually up to the individual parent or school to decide if children are going to be taught how to swim," he says.
NO matter how good you are, or at least try to be, escaping swearing is pretty hard in this day and age, bemoans Mum in the City columnist SONYA FLADUN. She says as her children have grown up, they have got used to some idiosyncratic sayings from their mother. She shares some of them this week.

GREG CORNWELL is locked up and let loose on the daunting ACT Budget; DON AITKIN muses about the Royal Wedding; MARK PARTON grieves the loss of the Canberra Services Club; CEDRIC BRYANT warns that Jack Frost is on his way and the unexcitable DOUGAL MACDONALD gets excited about a...

Digital edition 12 November

MICHAEL MOORE pulls no punches in telling Andrew Barr the downsides are too great to allow the casino poker machines, JOHN GRIFFITHS gives Uber a couple rides, MARK PARTON is in unlikely agreement with Mark Latham and dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON finds herself out in Space (in Woden).

THIS week we look at the disgrace that is the sickening dumping of garbage, dead animals and human waste in and around Canberra’s charity bins. What kind of people burden local charities and their workers with this disgusting, uncharitable activity? Elsewhere, local banking icon Brian Acworth has announced his...

Digital edition 18 December

“A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without any fear.”
The full lyrics of John Lennon’s “Merry Christmas (War is Over)” were never more relevant to the world we find outselves in. Best wishes from all at “CityNews”, we look forward to serving our city again next year.
Ian Meikle, editor
WHO doesn't know how to change a tyre? Lots of people, especially young drivers, as Mum in the City SONYA FLADUN discovers one night near Woden.

POLITICAL columnist MICHAEL MOORE takes strong exception to the Greens’ attitude to the recent Greenpeace raid on the CSIRO’s genetically modified crop in Gunghalin, accusing the party of thumbing a nose at the rule of law. Less seriously, MARK PARTON seems to have fallen for a horse and gardening...
AN ugly front cover this week tells an ugly tale of neglect around the preservation of the Starlight Drive-In sign, which appears to have given up all hope of being saved by falling from its plinth and crashing to the ground. Meanwhile, the election grinds on. MICHAEL MOORE trawls for a bit of “kiss and tell” and LAURA EDWARDS looks at what’s on offer in the health policies from the major parties. Click on to the digital edition of Canberra’s favourite weekly magazine... Available also on your ipad or iphone.

COVER girl Danielle Post has arrived to read the news at WIN TV and walked into a newsroom that’s got talent walking out. She’s unfazed, as she tells ELERI HARRIS: “Every newsroom goes through the phases of people moving on”. Elsewhere, this week there’s the heartbreaking story of three-year-old...

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Winter doesn’t have to be a drab time in the garden, when colour can be provided with small evergreen shrubs combined with perennials, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

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