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HUGH PITTY, of Bega, has written this week’s Grumpy column, sad at the closing of Canberra’s “best budget bed and breakfast” accommodation, Victor Lodge in Kingston.

IT’S Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the message is: Investigate symptoms early, particularly symptoms easily mistaken for something else – and that there’s no early test. Women often put themselves last when it comes to their health, comedian Jean Kittson, an ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia, tells MEGAN HAGGAN....
The things we do for love this week... Relationship counsellor Michael Clark, our cover story, loves to talk about it; locum ABC breakfast broadcaster Angela Catterns loves our seasons and, in Canberra Confidential, we learn that Danielle Neale is combining an old love – real estate – with her new love. And in this week’s dining review, Wendy Johnson just lurves a new Kingston foreshore restaurant. Share the love, it’s just a click away. Click on to the digital edition of Canberra’s favourite weekly magazine... Available also on your ipad or iphone.
THIS week “CityNews” readers are invited to be in the running to win a $3800 ultimate bushwalk on the Sapphire Coast and don’t forget that the clocks go back an hour on Sunday morning as daylight saving slips away until October.
CityNews 24 November

Digital edition 24 November

THE office came to a reverential standstill at the news our film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD had awarded a film a full five stars! What kind of movie is this? His review is on Page 20.
TIMBER! Looks like they’ve started felling trees on Northbourne Avenue by stealth. A group of trees on the controversial strip are adorned with death warrants saying they’re for the chopper and won’t be replaced. Is that the sound of a tram in the distance? The story’s in CANBERRA CONFIDENTIAL plus a photo of a naked pianist (not really, but sort of).
IT’S almost Christmas and what better time, argues NICK (“bah, humbug”) JENSEN, to unravel the lie that is Santa Claus! Also this week, DON AITKIN wonders if spending rather than saving at Christmas is in the national interest, garden writer CEDRIC BRYANT gets in the festive spirit, HELEN MUSA showcases all manner of Christmas arts and FREYLA FERGUSON discovers that once the shopping stops there’s a rush to recycle. Our Christmas-stocking edition is just a ho-ho-ho away.

Digital edition September 12

HERE'S a wonderful young person all Canberra should be proud of. FARZANA CHOUDHURY, the ACT Young Lawyer of the Year, is a credit to our community and a name we reckon you'll be hearing more of.
“COME the summer and the exodus is almost biblical; in days of yore, traffic would be gridlocked all the way over Queanbeyan's old timber bridge,” writes local historian and journalist NICHOLE OVERALL in her first column for us. This week she reflects on Canberra’s summer stampede to the south coast.
KEEPING calm and carrying on is just one of the many skills parents have to develop over the years, but it’s not always easy, says Mum in the City columnist SONYA FLADUN in this week’s edition.
JOHN GRIFFITHS, in his new column about world-wide webbery, tells an astonishing story of how the recording of a slinky tumbling down an escalator in Civic went viral and has had more than three million views. Less viral is Lance the giant celebrity cockroach, who is attracting star status at Questacon.

An important DECADE of local political history drew to a close at a packed press conference in a chilly courtyard at the Legislative Assembly this week when Jon Stanhope, with almost perfect political timing, put the prospect of getting his spring garden organised ahead of pressing on as Chief...
"If the Labor Party was serious about reducing gambling harm from poker machines it wouldn’t own and operate 489 of them." JON STANHOPE sees hypocrisy in Labor's stance on 'gambling harm'.
ROBERT MACKLIN is wringing his hands about free speech, TIM GAVEL doesn’t like League’s “Mad Mondays”, CEDRIC BRYANT declares it’s time to mulch and WENDY JOHNSON enjoys heaven on a plate for meat eaters... all part of another wonderful edition of columns, stories, arts and socials. Click and enjoy. Available also on your ipad or iphone.
CityNews 18 May
ACTOR George Lazenby may have drawn first breath in Goulburn, but columnist NICHOLE OVERALL is never going to let us forget the one-time James Bond grew up in Queanbeyan. It's a good yarn. Page 8.
CityNews 27 October
"CANBERRA is a city of great beauty. It must not be blighted by overhead wires," writes MICHAEL MOORE in a plea to get the light rail right.
A JOYOUS edition, proof positive that spring has arrived and Floriade is poised to blow away winter’s grey cobwebs. Click on to the digital edition of Canberra’s favourite weekly magazine... Available also on your ipad or iphone.
ONLY the long weekend separates us from the real start to the working year and, in this week’s paper, local yoga teacher Bernie Morris tells KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK why she wants to teach Canberra to be happy. Elsewhere, DON AITKIN defends light rail, ROBERT MACKLIN tracks the pollies as they bumble into the New Year, JOHN GRIFFITHS gets his ears into big headphones and CEDRIC BRYANT rejoices at Canberra’s distinctive seasons in the garden.

IT’S Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and MEGAN HAGGAN reports the good news that men are finally willing to talk about the disease and its treatment. Elsewhere in this week’s edition, MICHAEL MOORE wonders how we lost our compassion for refugees, SONYA FLADUN finds herself explaining God for the first...
OLYMPIC swimmer Alicia Coutts tells reporter DANIELLE NOHRA that the going’s been tough since she retired from competition, but she has a plan for the future.





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