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Build a prison and they will fill it!

Some years ago, the US gained some infamy by having over one million people in its jails. I heard, in about 2002 or 2003 or thereabouts, that American Correction Services (ACS), built a 600-bed prison in California and then offered it to the State government for use in its prison system. The Californians were into [...]

Petition to urge Canberra vets to participate in the National Desexing Network

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi! It would really mean a lot to me and many other Canberrans if you could please take a minute out of your day and sign this petition and share it around. The ACT is currently the ONLY state in Australia that is not part of the National Desexing Network. The NDN is a nationwide referral [...]

Housing options following divorce?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After a long and drawn out divorce – my ex and I are amicable – we wish to locate a property in the Canberra region – where we live with our kids – but not with each other. for example top floor/bottom floor – separate living – even an A and B type set up. I [...]

Playground review – Gowrie shops playground

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week’s play experts, Artie (4 years), Clyde (2 years) and Kaden (18 months) decided we needed a location close to a café to keep the pesky grown-ups happy, so we returned to a local favourite of ours at the Gowrie shops. This playground has always been a crowd pleaser for us with a little [...]

Private tutor for primary school

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, I am looking to get some advice and recommendation on getting a private tutor for my kids who are in primary school at the moment. I am looking for a tutor who is able to come home and provide private tutoring for English and maths. Does anyone have any recommendations. Any help would be [...]

Tuggeranong United signs major sponsorship deal

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tuggeranong United Football Club has this week signed a major two-season sponsorship deal with Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Tuggeranong. Club president John Thiele says the sponsorship is directly linked to the club’s highly publicised match against Melbourne Victory as part of the FFA Cup in September last year. “We pulled out all the stops for our home [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: eighty/twenty, Braddon

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When eighty/twenty opened its doors not too long ago, I thought it was going to be confusing having a restaurant called eighty/twenty directly across from Eightysix, but the two have definitely set themselves apart. eighty/twenty has been all over my Facebook feed since opening, with people raving about the healthy, well balanced menu. The eighty/twenty concept is about [...]

Patient undergoing Ebola testing at Canberra Hospital

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A medical professional who recently returned from West Africa has been admitted to Canberra Hospital’s isolation ward as a precautionary measure, ACT Health has confirmed. Following the development of symptoms this afternoon, the person will be medically assessed, including undergoing testing for the Ebola virus. The person did not treat any cases of Ebola.

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April. Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]

Australian Heritage Week events in the ACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ] Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is encouraging families, parents, teachers, and community groups in Canberra to get involved with Australian Heritage Week. “Australian Heritage Week starts this Saturday...Show More Summary

Man charged over Gungahlin ram raid

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has charged a 20-year-old man of no fixed abode following investigations into the aggravated burglary of a Gungahlin jewellery store last month. Around 5.10am on Tuesday March 31, ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon was driven into the Gungahlin Village shopping complex, breaking through the doors from [...]

A look around Canberra – Wright

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Wright is the first of 13 suburbs to be built in the Molonglo Valley, a massive development project that will eventually connect Weston Creek to Belconnen and house 55,000 residents. There are a few things I like about Wright, which is named after Australian poet and writer Judith Wright McKinney. The first is that it is possible [...]

Local sports club profile: Uni-Norths Owls

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When it comes to women’s rugby, few Canberra teams are as formidable as the Uni-Norths Owls women’s team, which won both the ACT premiership and minor premiership double in 2014. Uni-Norths Owls president Jason Smith says the club’s women’s team is one of its most successful teams in several years. “We have quite a few of the [...]

Have you seen this giraffe?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It may sound like a tall tale, but police are investigating the theft of Stretch, a six-foot fibreglass giraffe statue from Gungahlin over the long weekend. The statue was stolen from Kinder Haven Childcare and Early Education Centre sometime between Thursday 2 April and Tuesday 7 April. ACT Policing has described the missing statue as “a giraffe, [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (11th and 12th April)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 April 2015 7:30 am to 12 April 2015 12:30 pm. ] Canberra garage sales this weekend in Isabella Plains, Karabar, Gowrie, Bonython, Conder, Wanniassa, Bruce, Harrison and Watson, plus a poultry sale in Yass. Happy Friday! Saturday...Show More Summary

Roller derby – Saturday 11 April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League's second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]

Canberra op shop guide – Double denim

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Now that the colder weather is setting in it’s time to start think about ways to stay warm while still making a statement. Autumn is a great time for light layers, long sleeves and experimenting with thicker fabrics. So for today’s op shop outfit, we’ll be tackling a tricky trend: Double denim! Denim shirt – $7 [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th April 2015

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 April 2015 to 12 April 2015. ] From reptile and amphibian fiestas to the Canberra and District Wine Harvest Festival, there's something to satisfy everyone this weekend in Canberra. Let us know your plans in the comments below -...Show More Summary

Motorcyclist dies after collision with bus in Bruce

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision on Haydon Drive, in Bruce yesterday evening (Wednesday, April 8) in which a motorcyclist collided with an ACTION bus. Police were called to the scene around 7.10pm. The motorcyclist, aged in his 20s, was riding south on Haydon Drive when he collided with the side of an ACTION bus turning right [...]

Keller Sessions presents Shane Pacey Trio Saturday 11 April at 8 pm

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The guitar and voice of The Bondi Cigars is bringing it back home at the Harmonie German Club this Saturday 11 April. Although Shane Pacey's other band, The Bondi Cigars, is still going strong, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the [...]

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