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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Box-shaped not good enough for Bungendore

John Thistleton Palerang Shire rejects box-shaped supermarket for being out-of-character with the village.

Ropes, bolts and blasting help stabilise Clyde Mountain slope

On a slippery slope:  a worker straddles loose rock on a section of Clyde Mountain above the Kings Highway.

John Thistleton Drillers abseiled down Clyde Mountain to help stabilise a slope that dumped hundreds of tonnes of rock on Kings Highway in 2012.

Renewable industry jobs left blowing in the wind

Andrew Milne and Phil Lewis back on firm ground in a shaky industry.

John Thistleton Re-trained for the renewable energy industry, workers have been left dangling by the RET review.

Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry show draws keen eye for hard feathers

John Thistleton Judging veteran meets a rising star at the Canberra-Queanbeyan Poultry Show.

One sourpuss can close a club, says Harmonie chief

Harmonie Club.

John Thistleton It only takes one sourpuss to close a licensed club these days, says Harmonie German Club president Hans Stoehr.

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Ikea lodges DA for Canberra store


John Thistleton IKEA has lodged a development application for its new Canberra store, estimated to cost $37 million.

Work stops after wall collapse injures bricklayer

ACT ambulance

John Thistleton Intensive care paramedics treat a 28-year-old bricklayer injured when a wall collapsed on him at a Fyshwick worksite.

Yarralumla petition says dump brickworks plan

YRA president Marea Fatseas says the government has set aside a token $1.5 million for making the brickworks safe, yet a back-of-the envelope estimate indicated it would reap $160 million from land sales.

John Thistleton Yarralumla Residents Association will present a petition next week calling on the ACT Government to withdrawl contentious plans for redeveloping the land around Canberra Bickworks.

QIC appears in no rush to develop car park site

Canberra Centre shoppers.

John Thistleton QIC continues to delay completing development of the Canberra Centre precinct.

Queanbeyan Council retreats on rates debacle

Generic rates.

John Thistleton Queanbeyan councillors are trying to stem the backlash over backdated rates.

New quarries spark regional mining boom

Michael David, 25,  and Nathan O'Connor, 24,  hope to secure ongoing jobs at Lynwood quarry near Marulan.

John Thistleton A $1 billion mining boom is swinging into gear near Goulburn, with jobs and business prospects for the wider region.

Barilaro says Queanbeyan Council's $3 million rates grab is unfair

Member for Monaro and former Queanbeyan councillor John Barilaro.

John Thistleton More fallout after Queanbeyan Council tries to recoup millions in backdated rates.

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Three men hurt in house fire at Macquarie

house fire

John Thistleton Three men in their 20s escaped just in time when a heater started a fire in Macquarie on Sunday morning.

Kosciuszko wild horses should be culled, says activist

Pests: Wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park.

John Thistleton A drover's daughter is challenging the core of Australia's horse-riding heritage.

Queanbeyan Council splashes cash, lashes small businesses


John Thistleton Some Queanbeyan ratepayers will received $60,000 windfalls while others with be hit with $93,000 bills, after an audit of properties.

Sustainability award is the bee's knees for Canberra's Urban Honey

Mitchell Pearce is establishing clusters of bees throughout Canberra to help guarantee pollination.

John Thistleton An 18-year-old bee-keeper wants a hive every three kilometres to guarantee pollination throughout Canberra.

Pig hunter says using dogs is ethical and humane

Ned Makim

John Thistleton Pig dogs don't deserve their bad reputation, says hunter.

Namadgi National Park's illegal pig dogs caught on camera

ACT Parks and Conservation senior ranger Darren Roso inspects a wheat bait that is used to control the feral pig population in Namadgi National Park.

John Thistleton A camera set up to capture wild pig activity in Namadgi National Park instead caught images of illegal pig dogs.

One of the chain gang: motorists slapped with fines as blizzards hit Snowys

Motorists apply chains.

John Thistleton and Primrose Riordan Angry drivers on the NSW snowfields, some stung with $300 fines for not having chains fitted to their cars, were shaking their heads as furiously as the wind-whipped trees lining mountain roads on...

Majors Creek goldmine remains under funding cloud


John Thistleton Developing a proposed goldmine near Majors Creek remains on hold, as its owners prepare to halt mining in Tasmania.