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Ross Peake and Katie Burgess 12:57 PM Union delegates representing Canberra's lowest paid workers walk on MPs office to demand no change to Sunday penalty rates.
Henry Belot 11:56 AM Canberra's bus network improved its performance this year - but not enough to make everyone happy.
10:57 AM Eight lucky readers have the chance to win tickets to this year's Voices in the Forrest concert spectacular on Saturday 21 November.
10:52 AM The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.
Tom McIlroy 10:28 AM ACT government directorates have begun to provide public servants with bikes for travel to meetings and appointments around Canberra, just in time for Ride to Work Day on Wednesday.
Stan Gorton and Katie Burgess 10:26 AM Whale calf entangled in fishing net off Narooma free
9:41 AM A car fire has sparked a grass fire west of Canberra.
Clare Colley 10:04 PM Blue Poles is off display while the National Gallery of Australia undergoes a makeover to attract return visitors.
Alexandra Back 11:30 PM A tax on sugar in Australia is inevitable, with the unfolding story of foods that contribute to obesity identical to that of tobacco, says a leading researcher in public health.
Megan Gorrey 8:51 PM A Canberra woman who stole more than $70,000 from a city shoe store to buy clothes claims she doesn't remember taking the money from the till because she had post-traumatic stress disorder, a court heard.
John Thistleton 9:30 PM "I love them to bits,'' says Narrabundah's passionate peacock supporter, as trap set for feral birds.
Henry Belot 8:46 PM Only half of patients who visited the Canberra Hospital emergency department are seen within recommended times as the hospital struggles to deal with an influx of presentations.
Henry Belot 8:40 PM ACT Policing received 321 complaints for alleged breaches of conduct last financial year with 27 instances confirmed by the force.
Tom McIlroy 12:00 AM A development application for the proposed extension of Canberra's light rail line to the Russell Defence precinct will be lodged alongside the main city to Gungahlin works application.
Stephen Jeffery 9:40 PM Professor Carola Vineusa's breakthrough studies into the understanding of autoimmune diseases have been honoured.
Clare Sibthorpe 9:30 PM Australia's recent flu season was the worst in five years and saw a rising rate of children infected. Despite the disease causing an average of 18,000 hospitalisations and 3,000 deaths a year nationally, just 42 per cent of people under the age of 65 at risk of infection are vaccinated annually.
Ian Warden 11:45 PM The story of flight.
Keira Jenkins 11:30 PM The biggest Riesling event in the southern hemisphere was launched this week in Canberra, with almost 500 wines from seven countries up for judging.
Emma Macdonald 11:30 PM Two women known for their trademark hairstyles as well as their dedication to do good in the world have joined forces to house and educate some of the most at-risk children of Cambodia.
Katie Burgess 11:30 PM A Canberra men's shelter is calling for more non-referral emergency accommodation ahead of the release of their annual report.
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM Canberra could sign an new cooperation agreement with the world's largest museum and research complex, Washington DC's Smithsonian Institution.
Ian Warden 11:45 PM Thoughts kept wandering from idyllic Adelaide to hellish Gallipoli.
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 An armed robber who terrorised supermarket staff with a rifle received a fair hearing, despite being handcuffed, court finds.
Clare Sibthorpe 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.
The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.
A Westfield supermarket was evacuated overnight, in the second evacuation in Woden in as many nights.
Alexandra Back 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 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 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 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 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 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 Feral peafowl in Narrabundah will be relocated over the coming weeks to a wildlife sanctuary in Darlington Point, NSW.
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 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.