THERE are dramatically fewer scarves in our social photo pages this week, a sure sign that winter is on its way out! Amid this edition’s lovely selection of positive reportage is an interesting revelation that, next month, nearby Gunning will set the sky alight with a fireworks show reckoned to be second only to Sydney’s New Year’s Eve. How is this so? Reporter STEPHEN EASTON has the answer on Page 13.
GROSS. Not the “vampire” on the front cover (the brilliant work of local make-up artists). It’s Mum in the City SONYA FLADUN’S experience at a public swimming pool recently as floundering staff failed to scoop vomit from the crowded pool and, worse still, failed to follow the government’s health guidelines and clear the pool.
IF I was the Corrections Minister, I would sack every single one of the senior officers who thought it appropriate and reasonable to leave me swinging, in blissful ignorance, in the breeze." Former Chief Minister JON STANHOPE has some advice for Shane Rattenbury.
PARTIES in October's ACT election have a big task persuading undecided voters they have what it takes to lead through a changed environment. Indeed, heading to the ballot box may look entirely different too, says "CityNews" political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN.
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.
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....
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