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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Why Crookwell potato farmers created Pooh Corner on Clyde Mountain for children

John Thistleton Potato farmers created Pooh Bear's Corner on the Clyde Mountain to break journey into two.

RMC Duntroon Oval No.1 pavilion demolished to make way for new pavilion

The remains of the old RMC oval in 2014 during the construction of the Majura parkway.

John Thistleton Preparations continue for restoring historic RMC Oval.

Southern boobook owl latest rescue success for Queanbeyan Wildcare

The boobook owl rescued from other birds near Michelago, given to Wildcare and later returned to the bush.

John Thistleton  Boobook owl recovers eyesight, released into bush at Michelago.

Anxious border collie Archie escapes Qantas and transport staff, goes on run

John Thistleton Border collie escapes Qantas depot, on the run for two days, sidesteps IKEA, visits horse stud, bites owner and goes home.

Meet five 70-something Canberrans who refuse to retire

John Thistleton Age is no barrier for these stalwarts, who are still making their careers count in the capital.

Dr Dick Telford too busy for the sun ever to set on his magnificent career

John Thistleton The sun never sets on the multi-layered career of sports scientist Dick Telford, and four other long-lived people.

Parliament House Australian-made list reveals sad story of manufacturing slide

John Thistleton Parliament House could not be built again under the 85 per cent Australian-made rule says architect and door designer Howard Styles.

Corin Dam water level reduced for wall maintenance

John Thistleton  A $3 million remediation project for the dam's wall and the road across it starts in October.

Leicester Donoghoe, last pieman of Canberra's south, leaves with tragic wish

The funeral of pieman Leicester Donoghoe at St Raphael's in Queanbeyan.

John Thistleton Leicester Donoghoe, pieman to the people of Canberra for 38 years, laid to rest achieving his final, tragic wish.

Corin Road closed for summer for work on Corin Dam wall

Corin Dam

John Thistleton Work will begin on October 7 on the Corin Dam wall.

Retired general David Morrison takes aim at Game of Thrones' blatant violence

Lieutenant-General David Morrison, retired chief of the Australian Army, at the Menslink breakfast.

John Thistleton I don't get Game of Thrones says retired general and anti-violence campaigner David Morrison.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and developer Terry Shaw launch Campbell 5 units

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and SHL Development CEO Terry Shaw look at the landscaping work at the Campbell 5 development opposite the ASIO headquarters.

John Thistleton Chief Minister says people will come from across ACT, and possibly the world, to live in the new $200 million Campbell 5 development

Brindabella Christian School wants children to get back on bikes for exercise

John Thistleton  Junior school in North Canberra wants children to swap their iPads for a riding bike.

Unity Mining withdraws cyanide processing bid at Majors Creek


John Thistleton Unity Mining withdraws cyanide proposal for Majors Creek.

Breeding peacocks rely on Narrabundah's kind neighbours for safe harbour

John Thistleton Narrabundah's hardy peacocks still rule the roost in the divided neighbourhood.

Today in History

John Thistleton One hundred years ago in The Bathurst Times.

ACT cat carer raises thousands to desex cats for owners in need

John Thistleton Volunteer carer Alexandra Craig is on a mission to de-sex kittens for charitable cases.

Another woolly merino sheds light on Yass origins of super-fleeced sheep Chris

John Thistleton World-famous merino sheep Chris has a wooly cousin, Shaun, with three years growth.

Today in History

John Thistleton On this day in 1965.

Recognition for citizen scientists who turned Canberra into a birds paradise

Canberra Ornithologist Group has scooped the Keep Australia Beautiful ACT Sustainable Cities award.

John Thistleton Canberra Ornithologists Group recognised for conservation of birds.