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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.
The death toll of trees being planted along the new tramway is rising, which is no surprise to horticulturist CEDRIC BRYANT, who says high summer isn't the time to be planting them.

Digital edition September 19

THE cover on June 13 featured the grim plight of Leah Yaxley, aged 32 and facing no choice but a double mastectomy. DANIELLE NOHRA caught up with her post-surgery and it's a story to warm your heart.
WENDY MACKLIN says isolation is causing people to become quite weird especially when her friend Judy whispered into the phone: “And do you know what? I haven’t worn a bra for a week!”
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.
FIVE years ago, Campbell couple Helen and Eugene Holzapfel were on a dream holiday when Eugene tumbled down a staircase in the dark and their lives changed forever, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
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.
"I PARKED in front of the Coombs Community Local Shopping Centre and wondered how such a stupid thing has been allowed to happen." More despair from Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN
THIS week's cover subject, Leonard Weiss, was a good sport in providing lots of animated poses for star snapper HOLLY TREADAWAY, whose images were then entrusted to graphic designer KARL SPELLER, who meticulously built the wonderful published montage.
"LABOR was on the front foot commencing the ACT election year. And then it went belly up. After nearly two decades in power they only have themselves to blame." That's MICHAEL MOORE with an instructive column about how the Barr's team is faltering.
"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.

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....
FABULOUS Floriade is but days away and, apart from celebrating with our singing cover girl Emma Pask, reporter STEPHEN EASTON looks at the self-sufficiency theme of the month-long festival’s first week. Oh, and the sudoku is hard this week, too.
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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.
AN edition of wonder: PAUL COSTIGAN wonders how the planning minister keeps his job, ROBERT MACKLIN wonders what the bloody hell the PM's thinking and KATE MEIKLE wonders where her "boss baby" came from.

Digital edition September 26

“IT is apparent that the ACT fuel market is not meeting consumer expectations”. Damn right, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE in his pasting of a "spineless" Assembly committee's weak response to petrol-price gouging.
"IT is clear that as a community we failed Jonathon Hogan at every stage of his short and tragic life," writes JON STANHOPE as he shares the sad story of the demise of another young Aboriginal man the system failed to save.

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