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Two rescued, firefighter burnt in Belconnen unit fire

ACT emergency services attend a fire.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Two people had to be rescued and a firefighter and two others taken to hospital after a fire in Belconnen which completely destroyed an apartment overnight.

Belconnen man charged over white powder scare

Police siren with lights.

Hamish Boland-Rudder The man charged over sending suspicious packages containing white powder to local politicians was identified on Friday, but police did not take action until further parcels turned up at the...

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday November 22

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond, including weather, traffic updates, and what the capital is talking about.

On Canberra's buses, a 'new dimension' to the season

Hamish Boland-Rudder There are no Santa hats or decorations, but there is still a bit of cheer working the Christmas Day shift on Canberra's buses.

Bail denied over Pearce supermarket robbery

Scales of Justice

Hamish Boland-Rudder A man suspected of involvement in a number of robberies for which John Papalii has been charged told police he wanted to be caught when he allegedly robbed the same south Canberra supermarket on...

The loves, losses and new arrivals that made Canberra tick in 2013

Hamish Boland-Rudder Stories involving births, deaths, and marriages in 2013 have often touched The Canberra Times readers most.

Missing snake a slippery issue for Bonner residents

Hamish Boland-Rudder Missing: three-year-old Malcolm, last seen hanging in a tree out the front of his north Canberra home.

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Call for greater formality

Hamish Boland-Rudder JUST because Canberrans are often involved in federal politics daily does not mean they should neglect their democratic responsibility to cast a valid vote, according to one local politician.

Seseljas welcome new baby girl into family, days out from poll

Zed Seselja and wife Ros is 27 weeks pregnant with their fifth child. Zed and Ros pictured at home with their four children L-R Olivia, 5, Michael, 13, Tommy,11, and William, 7.

Hamish Boland-Rudder The Seselja campaign team has welcomed its newest member just days out from the federal election – although it might take a few years before she’s able to hit the hustings.

This do-it-yourself Senate hopeful a firm believer in the participatory process

Independent Senate candidate, Emmanuel Ezekiel-Hart, at his home and office in Belconnen.

Hamish Boland-Rudder There's no denying, Emmanuel Ezekiel-Hart is a colourful character.

Canberra MP Andrew Leigh defends how-to-vote card, rejects anti-Islam agenda

Andrew Leigh MP.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Labor MP for Fraser Andrew Leigh isn't even entertaining the thought his preferences might be distributed in Saturday's poll, after it was revealed his how-to-vote card preferences an anti-Islam...

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Smoke over Canberra: controlled fires leave haze over ACT

ACT Rural Fire Services monitor a controlled burn in Barton, ACT.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Parts of Canberra have been covered in a light layer of smoke on Saturday, as hazard reduction burns take place across parts of the territory, including in the Inner South.

Downer homes robbed while residents slept


Hamish Boland-Rudder Warmer weather can bring out criminals and create extra opportunities for cime, Canberrans are being warned, after two inner north homes were robbed through open back doors while residents slept.

A thanksgiving for faithful companions

The Blessing of the Animals service for St Francis Day at the Anglican Church of Hall.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It was a congregation where those sitting in seats were almost outmatched by creatures sitting at their feet.

Diwali shines a light on tradition

NEWS: Deepavali celebrations at the Hindu Temple and Cultural centre, Florey. Pic shows Sita, Lovisha Grover and Lord Rama, Krish Dang.   3rd NOVEMBER 2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Hamish Boland-Rudder When people talk of shining a light unto the world, it is usually more figurative than literal. But not on Sunday night.

Lifeline volunteer says we should all remember our blessings this Christmas

Hamish Boland-Rudder Despite what the carollers and the brightly-decorated shopping centres might have you believe, Christmas isn’t a celebration for everyone.

Heat is on as rain prepares to dampen fun in sun

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's hot, then it's cold - it's wet, then it snows.

Canberra Airport gets new undercover taxi rank

A new undercover taxi rank - Australia's first - unveilled at the Canberra Airport.

Hamish Boland-Rudder There are two very common first impressions of Canberra often shared on social media – the weather and waiting at the airport’s taxi rank.

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Canberra Mornings Live: Wednesday November 20

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond, including weather, traffic updates and what the capital is talking about.

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Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday November 21

Canberra mornings live

Hamish Boland-Rudder Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond, including weather, traffic updates, and what the capital is talking about.