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Megan Gorrey 4:33 PM A former ACT Ambulance Service worker who defrauded Comcare of more than $60,000 has been sent to jail for three months.
Michael Inman 2:12 PM An armed robber who terrorised supermarket staff with a rifle received a fair hearing, despite being handcuffed, court finds.
Clare Sibthorpe 1:06 PM Jason Tolmie spends his days teaching psychology at Canberra College and his nights designing ethically manufactured children's T-shirts for his new online brand Foxtrot Threads – when he's not looking after his two young daughters.
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7:46 AM A Westfield supermarket was evacuated overnight, in the second evacuation in Woden in as many nights.
Alexandra Back 8:38 PM The ACT's Chief Health Officer says stopping the spread of obesity requires the government to be involved, with the condition that any intervention must also have the community's support.
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's high-profile love of public transport and support for the Gold Coast light rail line will see the ACT government lobby for federal funding for future stages of Canberra's trams.
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM City traders have welcomed another opportunity to express their concerns over the planned closure of car parking on London Circuit to make way for a temporary light rail construction compound.
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM The intrigue and drama that led to the dismissal of the Whitlam government could have never have played out in the age of social media, according to Canberra author and journalist Paul Daley.
Michael Inman 8:07 PM A Canberra public servant used a Commonwealth credit card to pay for a skydiving adventure during a fraudulent taxpayer-funded trip to the Gold Coast.
Matthew Raggatt 7:45 PM A man who assaulted his wife and told her it was her job to give him oral sex has made a plea to avoid jail time.
John Thistleton 11:30 PM Feral peafowl in Narrabundah will be relocated over the coming weeks to a wildlife sanctuary in Darlington Point, NSW.
7:27 PM Flowers from the white poplar tree have turned to springtime's flying fluff, spreading the tree's seeds far and wide across the city.
Ian Warden 11:45 PM Last Wednesday's picture of humanoid electricity pylons proposed for Iceland has reminded a Yarralumla reader that once upon a time there was a posse of writers known as the Pylon Poets.
After more than two decades representing the Canberra region's humans, the former ACT Liberal senator will now be advocating for the country's animals.
UK comedian Dawn French will bring her latest live theatre show to Canberra as part of her Australian tour in early 2016.
Ian Warden 11:45 PM "Clio" wrote scathingly of a famous actress appearing in Melbourne.
Tom McIlroy and Michael Inman 11:30 PM Director of Public Prosecutions says investigations into a boy with autism being placed in a cage did not result in formal advice.
Michelle Potter Less is more in this powerfully impressive dance show.
The Canberra Times invites readers to give their opinions on the 12-kilometre city to Gungahlin tram line in a new online survey.
Two men armed with a rifle and a knife robbed a supermarket in Canberra's south on Sunday.
Stephen Jeffery The territory government will fund new Fulbright Scholarship for Canberrans interested in travelling to the United States.
A car fire which left 25 residents out on the street luntil 3am on Monday morning is under investigation.
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Henry Belot The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve welcomed thousands of Canberrans on Sunday.
Henry Belot A union campaign spruiking the benefits of light rail on Canberra buses was approved despite a ban on political advertising.
Karen Hardy Taking a stroll through the flowers is a lovely way to add in some exercise.
Megan Gorrey New father Colin Cheong had hoped to be in a corner of the delivery room when his wife Liz gave birth to their first child this month – close enough to be supportive but far enough to avoid growing too squeamish.
Crowds gathered at the National Portrait Gallery at the weekend for the Big Draw event.
Megan Gorrey Environment Minister Simon Corbell believes more federal government support for renewable energy triggered by Malcolm Turnbull's rise to power could pave the way for more wind farms in the Canberra region.
Runners gathered near Tarago for Run with the Wind, held among the windfarms.
Ross Peake PM lends weight to Canberra-led campaign to help 60,000 sick kids missing out on schooling.
Tom McIlroy Former aid worker Christina Hobbs is standing for ACT Greens Senate preselection for the 2016 federal election.
Crowds gather to celebrate Tidbinbilla Extravaganza Day.