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Shedding kilograms to claim back a healthy life

Crystal McNaughton

Ewa Kretowicz Just 18 months ago, tipping the scales at 123 kilograms, Crystal McNaughton was on the cusp of being classified as super morbidly obese with a Body Mass Index of 47.

Taxpayers to fund weight-loss surgery in the ACT for the first time

Ewa Kretowicz The ACT government has begun paying for bariatric weight-loss surgery, making taxpayer-funded operations available in the ACT for the first time.

Health experts fear child obesity is still on the rise


Ewa Kretowicz The bariatric wheelchair at Canberra Hospital is so vast that six-month-old William Reeve barely takes up one back corner of its base.

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Obesity crisis proves a weighty issue for Canberra Hospital


Ewa Kretowicz The toilets at Canberra Hospital used to be rated to 170 kilograms before the patients started breaking them.

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ACT gives assurance on school tree safety after NSW tragedy

ANU urban forest expert Dr Cris Brack taking a look at oak trees along Campbell Street in Ainslie.

Ewa Kretowicz The ACT government has moved to assure parents of school-aged children that Canberra trees are safe.

Former 'first lady' Therese Rein wants more humane approach to refugees

Ewa Kretowicz Increasing the asylum-seeker resettlement quota is the right thing to do, says Therese Rein.

Amy's Big Canberra Bike Ride: car-free route attracts all ages

Ewa Kretowicz Middle-aged men in Lycra will have to make way for younger wearers of the cycling fashion.

Another happy crowd of 100,000 enjoy Royal Canberra Show

SUNDAY: Enjoying sideshow alley at  the Royal Canberra Show, Epic is Ashley Izzard,11 of Conder.
22nd February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Ewa Kretowicz A crowd of slightly more than 100,000 is expected to have attended the Royal Canberra Show by Sunday afternoon.

Crowds flock to watch sheep get their locks shorn

Sunday Times.  ***don't put in a gallery with the news pics from the show*** Julia Dendrinos from Yarralumla is shown how to shear by Ian Elkins next too Abbey Podlich from Richardson and Shaun Wilson at the Royal Canberra Show at EPIC.  21 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Ewa Kretowicz Australia's economy does not ride on a sheep's back any longer, but interest in wool production is still strong.

Horse whisperer hits funny bone

Sunday Times.  ***don't put in a gallery with the news pics from the show***   Lachie Cossor performs with Jigsaw the bullock  at the Royal Canberra Show at EPIC.  21 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Ewa Kretowicz Lachie Cossor scoffs at the notion he is a horse whisperer.

Canberra Show cattle numbers down as farmers take stock

David Manwaring from Rose- View Hereford in Cootamundra.

Ewa Kretowicz Behind the coloured lights of sideshow alley and the perfectly groomed stud bulls, the cattle farmers at the Royal Canberra Show are hurting.

Girls' joy at sound for the first time

2 year old Indiana Williams, during her testing.

Ewa Kretowicz Two-year-old Indianna Williams freezes, her constantly moving limbs still for the first time all morning and her eyes widen.

Cascara an alternative for Canberra's coffee-loving clientele

The Cupping Room Cafe barrister Caity Reynolds serving Cascara Coffee
The Canberra Times
06 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Ewa Kretowicz It could be the latest craze in Canberra's insatiable addiction to caffeine, but the gleaming chrome of an espresso machine is nowhere in sight.

Car theft accused appears in Canberra court


Ewa Kretowicz A man accused of snatching a car containing a seven-month-old baby after tricking the child’s mother returned to the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning after being sent for a mental health...

Participants expected to relish a wet Colour Run in ACT on Sunday

Color Run preview with participants Sajj Farahani, Clair Harb, Jamie Walkden and Roosje Scott.

Ewa Kretowicz A wet weather Colour Run will help the dyes stick better with finishers emerging as vibrant rainbows, according to the national race director Luke Hannan.

Murder accused fronts ACT court

Chris Navin.

Ewa Kretowicz Christopher David Navin is accused of murdering Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Careful orchardists say Canberra airport may be squandering water

Ken Kerrison with his orchards at his property in Pialligo.

Ewa Kretowicz Orchardist Ken Kerrison first raised concerns about Canberra Airport's free use of bore water in September 2007.

Canberra airport's long free drink over as loophole closes

Canberra Airport

Ewa Kretowicz A bureaucratic delay has allowed Canberra Airport to use an unlimited amount of bore water free of charge with no oversight from federal authorities.

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Laws to speed up chemical and pesticide reviews

Ewa Kretowicz TAKING up to 15 years to review acceptable exposure levels of potentially toxic chemicals is endangering Australians lives, according to a health expert.

Magistrate frustrated by failure to provide records of accused

Ewa Kretowicz MAGISTRATE Peter Dingwall has warned there would be a tragedy if magistrates were continually forced to make decisions about bail applications without access to the criminal histories of those...