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Henry Belot

Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Drug experts warn of increasing ice threat in Canberra


Henry Belot Rehabilitation and drug experts from across the ACT are warning that more Canberrans are seeking treatment for dependence on ice or crystal methamphetamine as the purity and strength of the drug...

Electric bike retailers ready to capitalise on paid parking

Henry Belot Electric bike retailers in the ACT are expecting a boost in sales once Canberrans come to grips with the realities of paid parking and make the most of reforms that allow greater access to...

Graffiti removed from nearly 20,000 locations in nine months


Henry Belot Territory and Municipal Service workers have removed illegal graffiti from 19,845 locations across the Canberra since January 1 with the directorate allocated $520,000 for graffiti removal this...

Bywong couple lucky to be alive after terrifying home invasion

Police searching.

Henry Belot Couple who survived a terrifying home invasion on Sunday are shaken but lucky to be alive.

ACT retail sector posts best figures since January 2013

Spending improved in July.

Henry Belot The ACT retail sector has posted the first sign of positive growth this year, ABS figures show.

Braddon backs local grocery in Lonsdale Street vicinity


Henry Belot A local grocery store in the Lonsdale Street vicinity may be one step closer to reality.

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ACTEW Water defends management of Googong Dam after spills

Henry Belot ACTEW Water has assured Queanbeyan residents the Googong Dam plays a positive role in mitigating floods and that a joint study with the City Council and the National Capital Authority is being...

How many people actually use bitcoin in Canberra?


Henry Belot The prospect of using bitcoin may have many Canberrans talking - but only a handful of people appear to be using it.

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Wig & Pen to close for Llewellyn Hall move

Andrew Deakins and Anna Trundle from Turner enjoy a Stout at the Wig and Pen on Sunday.

Henry Belot More than two decades of pint-sized history will come to an end on September 12 when the iconic Wig & Pen brewery in Civic closes its doors for the final time before reopening in the foyer of the...

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National study seeks to clarify different approaches to policing cannabis

Marijuana plants on display for sale at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles.

Henry Belot Authorities have limited understanding of how different approaches to policing cannabis work, warns researcher.

More than 40 per cent of Canberrans fail their practical drivers test

NRMA Driving instructor Lynnette Thomas, with learner driver Samantha Kazar, 21.

Henry Belot More than 40 per cent of Canberrans have failed their practical driving test since July 2011.

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Public servant facing the cut? You may be better off as a bus driver

Full-time Action bus drivers earn almost as mush as APS 4 employees.

Henry Belot Public servants anxious about looming job cuts may be considering alternate career options.

More than 480 people fined for cannabis possession in ACT since 2009

The cultivation of one or two cannabis plants for personal use is considered a minor offence in the ACT.

Henry Belot ACT Policing has issued more than 530 infringement notices for simple cannabis offences since July 2009.

Canberrans welcome spring with a bask in the sunshine

Jeremy and Marguerite Ranicar in their Yarralumla garden.

Henry Belot Jeremy Ranicar believes Canberra's Floriade festival starts two weeks too late judging by the blossoms in his prized garden.

March Australia rally welcomes protesters bearing messages from Villawood

Henry Belot More than 100 Canberrans gathered in Garema Place on Sunday afternoon for the nationwide March Australia protest.

Warning after fake $100 notes used in Dickson

Fraud: Counterfeit $100 notes were used to purchase goods on Friday in Dickson.

Henry Belot A number of counterfeit $100 notes were used to buy goods at three separate stores in Dickson on Friday, leading police to warn Canberrans against potential scammers.

Students plan to disrupt deputy vice-chancellor's opening address at ANU Open Day


Henry Belot Student activists from the ANU's Education Action Group plan to disrupt deputy vice-chancellor Marnie Hughes-Warrington's opening address at the university's open day on Saturday.

Googong Dam spills as Queanbeyan seeks assurances

The Googong Dam, when it reached capacity in September.

Henry Belot More than 1298 megalitres of water spilt from the Googong Dam earlier this week after heavey rainfall caused it to exceed capacity

Qantas jobs at Canberra Airport safe for now

Henry Belot Qantas staff at Canberra Airport are likely to keep their jobs despite the airline posting a full-year loss of $646 million before tax and a statutory loss of $2.

ACT Government review public housing rent amid declining market

There could be a drop in rent for tenants in ACT Housing.

Henry Belot Tenants in ACT Housing will soon receive news on whether their rent will be changed to reflect declining rental prices.