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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Government urged to fund anti-venom treatment for jack jumper ant stings

Nasty sting: A jack jumper ant, Myrmecia pilosula, is found mainly in the south-eastern states of Australia.

John Thistleton Immunologist calls for federal funding into the treatment of jack jumper ant stings.

ACT will pay less to become green energy beacon

Wind turbine

John Thistleton Funding the ACT's ambitious 90 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 will be lower as a result of repealing carbon price.

National Capital Authority appoints review panel for ACT projects

The proposed development around City Hill and the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore linking Canberra city to the lake.

John Thistleton Design experts will review the ACT's City-to-the-Lake and Capital Metro projects.

Dr Adrian Manning to reintroduce eastern quoll at Mulligans Flat

An eastern quoll.

John Thistleton Conservationists to reintroduce rare eastern quolls at Mulligans Flat, North Canberra.

Defence captain helps rescue greyhounds

Companions: (From left) Maya Gibbon with her greyhound Opie, Dee Gibbon, and Sid with owner Cindy Daley.

John Thistleton Defence's group captain Dee Gibbon starts foster caring for discarded greyhounds.

Cycling campaign group Pedal Power slams ACT government on injury rates

cyclists and traffic on Northbourne Ave

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

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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.

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

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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

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Chief Pilot / Director of Heli Survey, Colin de Pagter flies over Namadgi National park.
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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.