Megan Doherty It was our worst day. Our blackest day. The day fire, smoke and ash blocked the sun and hurled Canberra into a nightmare that some still struggle with a decade later. But it was more than that.
Megan Doherty Canberra pauses on Friday to mark one of the most devastating events in its still-short history - the January 18 firestorm.
Megan Doherty City Reporter A former senior ACT firefighter says 10 years after the 2003 firestorm one of her main feelings is that the coronial inquiry into the disaster should have focused more on the ''good things'' done by...
Megan Doherty They are the relics of the firestorm. Items plucked from the rubble of homes. Where a garden gnome could become as precious as a wedding ring because it survived and it was a link to another life, a...
Megan Doherty Chauvel Circle in Chapman is where bonds of a neighbourhood were forged even tighter when the 2003 firestorm struck.
Megan Doherty A documentary featuring one of Canberra's public artworks - bush pack-nil tenure - has been selected for the 2013 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney.
Megan Doherty A symbol of community resilience after the 2003 bushfires - the Firestorm Story Tree - has been restored after it fell into disrepair.
Megan Doherty The kids will be happy to know that Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the Owl are on their way to Canberra.
Megan Doherty Ten years after the 2003 firestorm, the ACT Bushfire Council says the territory is better prepared to deal with bushfires.
Megan Doherty The workers behind Canberra's newest cinema are forging ahead to meet a new deadline of the Australia Day long weekend.
Megan Doherty YWCA of Canberra youth connections officer Benjamin Kane was named outstanding youth worker at the annual Yogie Awards.
Megan Doherty The commercial version of Christmas may be all about the presents but increasingly, it's also all about the deliveries.
Megan Doherty Queanbeyan High School students reach out to Sandy Hook Elementary School community with letters of support.
Megan Doherty Labour shortage gives way to a 60 year adventure for Canberra's Jennings Germans.
Megan Doherty Another chapter in the history of the 2003 bushfires may close on Monday.
Megan Doherty The ACT government says there was no conspiracy to delay the release of the final artworks in its controversial and now-defunct public art scheme until after the October election.
Megan Doherty After the heady world of international catwalks, Anneliese Seubert is revelling in motherhood in the suburbs of Canberra.
Megan Doherty It may be in the churches of south Canberra or on a bike cycling the backblocks of the ACT that Francis Sullivan draws strength for what he knows will be a torrid time ahead.
Megan Doherty On a steamy afternoon in Canberra, the children were heading to the bumper boats in Civic. And their parents were admitting to a little wallet-loosening in the shops.
Megan Doherty Sport and reality programs drew the largest TV audiences in Canberra this year but viewers were much more eclectic in their regular viewing.