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Moving With Pets: 9 Tips To Minimise Their Stress

Relocation is difficult enough, but adding in the responsibility of your pet in the middle of the confusion makes things even more difficult. Fortunately, there are certain tips that can assist you in keeping your dog or cat happy and safe. I recently relocated to a new suburb in Canberra with my do…

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Canberrans call for changes to 'very frustrating' NBN connections ahead of federal election

For Ruth and George Palavestra, working from home during Canberra's lockdown was near impossible.

The couple lives in Gordon, in the city's south, where the NBN runs fibre to the node.

"George was trying to run meetings and a department from home and I was trying to deliver telehealth from hom…

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Canberra woman charged with hitting man with car at Mount Ainslie lookout

A Canberra woman has appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with hitting a man with a car at a lookout in June.
Mystery surrounded the discovery of the man at the popular Mount Ainslie lookout, after he was found lying on the road with critical injuries on June 3.

He was treated by parame…

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House Cleaning Tips For Seniors

I am 64-year-old, and I find it very difficult to keep my home clean regularly. However, I cannot overlook the task because a dirty house can be a hub of germs and bacteria. Therefore, I was looking for some guidance to clean the home perfectly and found an excellent piece of article. It has some br…

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Australia looks like a climate laggard, as other countries ramp-up efforts

There are calls from all directions for Australia to do more to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia has now agreed to a target of net zero by 2050, finally joining all our major trading partners and more than 80 other countries.
However, with a near-term commitment to cut emissions by ju…

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ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases as cluster grows at Wanniassa School

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.

There are five people in hospital with the virus, including two people in intensive care – one person requires ventilation.

93.6 per cent of Canberrans aged 12 and over have now received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

There ar…

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Simple Ways To Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

Hello friends,
Often while cleaning the kitchen, we focus on countertops, sink, stove and other commonly used areas. Thus, we neglect cleaning the garbage disposal until it starts smelling. A smelly drain is a sign that it requires cleaning because bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing germs …

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Access and Sensory COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic just 'ticking a box' for some autistic Canberrans

The ACT government's Access and Sensory Vaccination Clinic was designed to be a space to support vulnerable Canberrans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but some members of the autistic community say the facility comes up short.

The clinic shares its waiting room with the walk-in centre already…

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Canberra man Lance Bowler, who died overnight with COVID-19, was a real ‘character’, daughter says

Jennifer Rigg's first memory of her father is near a creek in Tidbinbilla.

She recalls playing in the snow while her dad worked building the roads.

One day he brought home a teddy bear.

"He came home from work with two teddy bears, one for me and one for my brother," she said.

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ACT records 16 new cases of COVID-19, as Andrew Barr says he won't bend to pressure to open early

The ACT has recorded 16 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as Chief Minister Andrew Barr says he will not end lockdown early and be faced with the prospect of announcing daily deaths.

None of today's new cases were in quarantine for their entire infectious periods. At least 11 spent some tim…

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What Is The Difference Between Cleaning & Sanitising

Many people sanitise a surface without cleaning it, and this is a mistake that you must avoid. When you sanitise a spot without cleaning the dirt present on it, you leave an opportunity for the germs to come back quickly. Therefore, first, you should always clean it and then sanitise it. If you want…

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Canberra man killed after being struck by car at Kings Highway intersection near Queanbeyan

Police are investigating how a Canberra man was hit and killed by a car at the intersection of a highway in Queanbeyan last night.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Hill Lane and Kings Highway at 8:00pm after reports a pedestrian had been struck by a car. 

Officers at the …

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The Importance Of Regular Cleaning If You Have Allergies

Hello friends,
People suffering from allergies should not only focus on their lifestyle and diet but also concentrate on keeping their surroundings clean and sanitary. If you have allergies it is important that your home must be clean at all times. You can do it by maintaining a schedule and inculc…

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Canberra mother's stress after child caught COVID-19

It's every mother's nightmare. Aimee Kerin is home alone with her two young children: one toddler has caught COVID while the other is free of the disease.

"I'm at my wit's end," the mother said from her isolation at home in Crace.

Little two-year-old Evie has tested positive but four-year-old …

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ACT records 24 new COVID-19 cases

Canberra has recorded 24 new COVID-19 infections as the ACT becomes Australia's first jurisdiction to vaccinate half of its over-16 population.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Friday confirmed just over half of that cohort had been double-dosed.

Of the ACT's latest cases, 18 were linked and at l…

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10 Items Your Professional Removalist May Avoid Touching

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There are varieties of belongings that professional moving companies cannot move due to safety as well as laws issues that prohibit their transportations. The items like hazardous chemicals, sharp tools, weapons and firearms are dangerous to move, and that’s why it is good to ask your comp…

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Covid exposure sites: Girl Guides meeting, construction site added to list

A Girl Guides meeting and a construction site are among new close contact locations added to the territory's COVID-19 exposure sites list overnight.

A Girl Guides meeting at Gungaderra Homestead in Harrison on August 11 has been added as a close contact site between 7.25pm and 8.45pm.

Coco Rep…

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Construction, business support and the 'border bubble': Your questions about Canberra's lockdown

As the ACT enters week two of its three-week lockdown, there are a few questions Canberrans still have about what is and what is not allowed under the restrictions.

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we received from you.

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Canberra?

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Over the years, many people have moved to Canberra for several factors such as affordability, safety, peace, etc. These people have established, young, and mature families or they are young couples planning to start a family. If you are among them and want to know whether Canberra is …

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Canberra COVID-19 cluster grows to 28 as ACT lockdown extended for two weeks

The ACT has recorded 19 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of active cases in Canberra to 28.

One of today's new cases was a student at Lyneham High School, who attended classes over four days while infectious.

Another of the cases is a worker at an aged care facil…

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