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Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Unsure if you’ve been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan. In a nutshell, we’ve been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it’s come to the boil for the last 6 months. Over this 6 month period, council has been provided with an opportunity and a space to build [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: U&Co, Kaleen Shops

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Being a Southsider, I haven’t been to Kaleen Shops before but took a step off my well-trodden path, under recommendation of a friend, to visit U&Co. café. I’m pretty glad I did. The café is nothing fancy to look at from the outside, but with plenty of seating both inside and out, it was bustling (even [...]

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances. My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I’m hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it’s return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike tracks, and I’m [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday August 29th HEART ATTACK TERRITORY – Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease. Certain southern regions of the ACT did especially poorly – although the reasons are perhaps a little more complicated and a little less alarming than [...]

Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced that a two-year trial of motorcycling lane filtering will commence in the ACT from 1 February 2015. “Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. It is not the same as lane splitting which is done at higher speeds and [...]

Australia’s new highly reflective soldiers

It seems our government and the army are embracing the futuristic glam rock style highly reflective soldier concept.  Kind of defeats the purpose of all that camouflage, don’t you think? Combined with the Joint Strike Fighter project (a 1990s design that was never adequate for Australia’s needs, to be delivered years behind schedule and way over [...]

TAMS being misleading about Domestic Animal Services statistics?

I frequently come across people saying that the DAS pound in Canberra has a 95% rehoming rate, and that this is one of the best in the country. I have always believed this figure which is reported in the TAMS (Territory and Municipal Services) Annual reports and other official documents. A friend of mine recently [...]

Police put dangerous drivers on notice

ACT Policing is warning Canberra drivers it will not tolerate dangerous driving, after a week of appalling driver behaviour in the capital. Last weekend; Saturday and Sunday (August 23 and 24), ACT Policing caught 23 drink drivers – which is almost one drink driver caught every two hours. Seven of those drivers were identified as being [...]

Wanted: a reliable bobcat operator

I’m after a reliable bobcat operator that knows how to drive a bobcat properly and will actually turn up when a time has been agreed. Have had a couple of recent bad experiences. Prefer north side, any advice appreciated!

Cerebral Palsy – call for support

A note from one of our Rioters – a mum, talking about her son’s fight to walk. Ollie’s Cerebral Palsy Dream Oliver (Ollie) is two and a half years of age, and at two was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Ollie’s CP is due to congenital cytomegalovirus infection (CMV), which has also left him profoundly deaf in [...]

By the grace of garlic

Shopping seasonally brings me a great number of joys. The sweetest kale in the winter frost, the first spears of asparagus in spring, soft summer peaches and autumnal chestnuts. But with the joy of these first arrivals, comes the pain of an absent staple. The hardest time of year for me is at the end [...]

5 things not to mention on a date

Separation and divorce are both scary. I have friends and parents who have gone through it all and I’m yet to see a couple not resort to anger or ill feeling toward each other. I’ve found that people who come out of a marriage or long term relationship tend to have a fair bit of baggage [...]

What’s on this weekend? 30th and 31st August 2014

As Winter draws to a close and we look to the blossoms with the hope of warmer weather and longer days, two days remain to get through that final push to Spring. The fact that they both form a weekend makes it all the sweeter. A few recommendations from the RiotACT team to start with: John [...]

Best of Canberra – parma taste off

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week our taste test took us in search of Canberra’s Best Parma, or chicken parmigiana for those not in the ‘know. Nominations gave us two favourites – Edgar’s Inn in Ainslie and Shorty’s Bar in the City. Taste tests were undertaken over lunch times, with Edgar’s Inn up first. For those of you who haven’t [...]

Injury forces McCabe into early retirement

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pat McCabe will announce his retirement from rugby on Thursday following a third break to his C1 vertebrae. McCabe suffered the injury while playing against the All Blacks for the Qantas Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday night. The University of Canberra Brumbies back has been a part of the fulltime squad since 2010, having arrived in [...]

Yes it’s Father’s Day next Sunday

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Spring has sprung, birds are chirping. Days are warmer, skies bluer, and soon winter will have washed away. And what better way to celebrate then by giving Dad happy socks and a Bunning’s gift card to show him how much you love him. Haven’t spoken to Dad much lately? Then perhaps a scratchy to sweeten the [...]

Search warrants reveal drugs, weapon and steroids

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed search warrants on a vehicle and residence as part of Taskforce Nemesis targeting the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). The first search warrant executed on a residence in Casey resulted in an amount of anabolic steroids being located and seized. The second search warrant on a vehicle located a [...]

Seven aggravated robberies linked to one offender

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Detectives believe seven aggravated robberies which were committed this year are linked. Police believe one man is responsible for the armed robberies of five small businesses across Canberra, and two in Queanbeyan, since April, based on descriptions provided by witnesses and modus operandi. About 6.45pm on Sunday 13 April a man entered the [...]

CRDL’s Third double header – 20 September

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with a complete reversal of last season’s standings. Last [...]

Road Rage in Canberra – Just CALM DOWN!!

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve done a lot of stupid things in cars and on motorbikes in my life. I’ve driven drunk on numerous occasions; I’ve pushed a car past 200 KMs per hour; and once, I attempted to jump over a small dam on my little XR 75… I didn’t… quite… make it. However, I’ve never had an [...]

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