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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Cycling campaign group Pedal Power slams ACT government on injury rates

John Thistleton One of Canberra's largest cycling advocacy groups has slammed the ACT government's response to a sharp increase in cycling injuries.

West Belconnen damned or just delightful

NEWS; Kate Beach of Latham and her son Daniel walk their dog Bonnie through Charnwood. Kate talks about the great facilities in her local area.   10th June. 2104. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Neglected, savaged or blessed, West Belconnen is coming under more scrutiny as other suburbs prepare for light rail, new schools and expansion.

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Cold snap poses problem for ACT graziers and their lambs

A lamb braves the elements during the latest cold snap to hit Canberra.

John Thistleton Graziers across the tablelands reported losses of newborn lambs as a cold snap arrived accompanied by strong winds and driving rain.

Defence Force's Mark Binskin on a long ride to raise money, awareness for prostate cancer

Long ride: Mark Binskin, with his BMW, is helping to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

John Thistleton Air Marshal Mark Binskin says too many men die needlessly from prostate cancer. The incoming Defence Force chief will continue motorbike riding to raise awareness of the disease.

Volunteers toil to preserve Kowen Forest historic homestead ruins

John Thistleton Friends of Glenburn and ranger Dean Darcy have worked to conserve the Collier family homestead.

Off-grid home at Gundaroo assembled in hours

Lesley Livingstone watches as her house is assembled at Gundaroo.

John Thistleton Manufactured in 14 weeks, modular homes are an efficient way of building new homes.

Expanding National Capital Plan beyond Tuggeranong too much, say planners


John Thistleton Planners past and present say broadening the National Capital Plan beyond Tuggeranong and closer to the Murrumbidgee River is a leap too far.

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Simon Corbell launches new app for war on weeds

John Thistleton A new app will make weeds management easier in Canberra and regional communities.

Project's $85 million grant drop in ocean for ACT water


John Thistleton An $85 million grant to clean ACT waterways, the biggest of its kind in Australia, won't fix Canberra's quality issues, but could change the way Australians treat stormwater.

Antonio Carluccio gives truffle farmers an edge

John Thistleton Canberra's truffle festival comes of age with the arrival next month of Antonio Carluccio.

Namadgi Sports Flyers Club's veteran flyers

Remote control plane enthusiast s from Namadgi Sports Flyers Club, from left, Fred Burman, Frank Byrne, Trevor Farley and Ken Lee.

John Thistleton A Canberra Dad's army take to the air with sophisticated model aeroplanes.

Namadgi National Park celebrates 30th anniversary on World Environment Day

Chief Pilot / Director of Heli Survey, Colin de Pagter flies over Namadgi National park.
The Canberra Times 
04 June 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

John Thistleton Namadgi National Park marks 30th anniversary on World Environment Day.

Minister asks NCA to look at changing National Capital Plan

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja

John Thistleton Liberal Senator Zed Seselja's quest to expand Tuggeranong has taken a step forward.

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Brickworks redevelopment loses $100 million interchange

Adelaide Avenue

John Thistleton A $100 million interchange on Adelaide Avenue to handle traffic from Molonglo, Weston Creek and Belconnen has been dropped.

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Spanish fir tree survives from 2003 Canberra fires

Ben Nicolson is seeking a suitable home for the Spanish fir.

John Thistleton Ben Nicolson's rare Spanish fir escaped the 2003 firestorm and is looking for a place to grow.

Gary Humphries given police protection from David Eastman in 1995

ACT Attorney-General Gary Humphries in 1996.

John Thistleton Gary Humphries was given police protection from David Eastman when he was attorney-general.

Warm weather impacts on bee activity

 Neil Bingley and his son Brett Bingley of Weerona Apiaries near Queanbeyan attend to their bee hives.

John Thistleton Instead of slowing down and clustering for winter Neil Bingley's bees are active in above-average temperatures and twice as hungry.

University of Canberra public hospital attracts private operators

Vice-chancellor professor Stephen Parker said,

John Thistleton New public hospital at University of Canberra sparks widespread interest from private health providers.

Hit-and-run victim cycles to remarkable recovery

Hit and run vehicle - Anne Cahill Lambert

John Thistleton Anne Cahill Lambert, a chronically ill Canberra woman who was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver, is off oxygen and on the mend.

Mustard seed oil oozes benefits for Young grain farmers

Sheep and grain farmer Chris Holland (left) with agronomist Paul Parker.

John Thistleton A new venture in Young has launched a multi-million oil seed venture that offers significant benefits including less chemicals for grain production and horticulture.