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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
David Ellery Canberra's 101-year-old original Cotter Dam will disappear beneath the waves forever this week following the closure of the 3.
David Ellery The first three months of 2011 were an acid test for the Australian Capital Territory's 16-year-old urban search and rescue capability.
David Ellery When Canberra firefighter Craig Perks and the 71 other members of Australia's Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One first arrived at Christchurch's Latimer Square on February 23, 2011, there was...
David Ellery Two years ago Craig Perks was told Christchurch's CBD had been destroyed, at least 200 people were missing and that many more had been injured but nothing prepared him for the reality of the...
David Ellery Gungahlin residents have taken to social media to vent about the challenges of getting a national broadband network connection up and running.
David Ellery A 12-unit apartment block in Watson, overlooked when neighbouring buildings in the greenfields development The Fair were hooked up to the national broadband network last year, could be connected as...
David Ellery HMAS Canberra and her sister ship, HMAS Adelaide, must be completed and operational on time regardless of what happens with defence spending, a retired senior army chief says.
David Ellery You'd have to be crazy to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on 40-year-old sports cars when much faster, more luxurious and sophisticated machines are available for the same money, wouldn't you?
David Ellery The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has had to correct the bungled handling of humanitarian award eligibility status for hundreds of Australian rescue volunteers who responded to the...
David Ellery Jayson Bush wasn't able to make it to the fund-raising barbecue held on his behalf at the Nishi site on Thursday but he is stoked at the support the event received.
David Ellery There will be a large meeting of the minds at in NewActon on Thursday, when a group of public servants get together with construction workers for a friendly work-day lunch.
David Ellery The retirement of the Pope offers an opportunity for the Catholic Church to discuss some difficult questions, Canberra's Monsignor John Woods says.
David Ellery ''Good on him'' was Canberra Catholic Deacon Matt Ransom's reaction when his wife interrupted his morning prayers to say Pope Benedict was to step down.
David Ellery Car firebombing victims should remain calm, stay back and leave the hands-on fire-fighting to the experts, ACT Fire and Rescue says.
David Ellery The gods and heroes of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome have much to say to contemporary Canberrans and are continuing their dialogue with humanity at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
David Ellery This week will be much better than next to pour the slab for your new home, according to the ACT Master Builders Association.
David Ellery S ix of the 10 Australians honoured for their part in the nation's response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck eastern Japan, killing about 16,000 people on March 11, 2011, are Canberrans.
David Ellery P earce's John Dunkley is the type of teacher we all wish we'd had at school. The retired educator, who turns 70 this year, has a passion for life and a curiosity about the world around him that...
David Ellery Canberra's Major Anthony Bennett has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in today's Australia Day honours list.
David Ellery Rear-Admiral James Goldrick AM (retired) has been appointed an Officer in the military division of the Order of Australia.