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Hunting dogs on loose cause carnage

Letter to editor Late on Monday 27 February two dogs were heard and seen chasing and attacking a wild pig over more than an hour in the bush terrain behind the end of Kiah Road. This area runs from properties off Little Burra Road to those off Candy Road. While no one has

Queanbeyan Facebook site seeks support for EDE, attracts social media opposition, real story elsewhere: take it to council election?

Dear Editor Is this what community debate about the Ellerton Drive extension (EDE) has sunk to?  That question arose viewing the battle for ‘likes’ on the pro-EDE vs anti-EDE Facebook sites.   We’ve all heard about pages that have ‘gone viral’ because viewers have sent it onto friends who do like-wise and

Letter: Eden Monaro voters tell MP they want renewables

Since its election last year, the federal government has set out to abolish everything that has a whiff of climate change about it, beginning with what has become the crowd-funded Climate Council. It is now taking aim at the Renewable Energy Target, despite previously expressing support for it, but that

Not happy, council, Jerra takes brunt of traffic planning

Dear Editor, Queanbeyan Council, working on a transport idea more than thirty years old, is keen to divert traffic away from the main street. The idea that Ellerton Drive could divert traffic around the city centre may have been valid 40 years ago, before Jerrabomberra, Googong and South Tralee were even

Letter: Taking exception to public support for renewables

Dear Editor, Sitting in front of the computer on a snowy –2 degrees Sunday morning, looking at the roos grazing and snow blanketing the Brindebellas, Shannon's Flat, Jerangle and Tinderry Mountains I am moved to respond to your paper, The District Bulletin. This weather event was predicted by climate scientists in the

Letter: Why is killing program not held accountable for $$ spent?

Dear Editor, Freedom of information data for 2009-10 to 2012-13 show the ACT government spent just under $1million on program delivery in killing kangaroos on ACT public reserves. However, when the cost of ACT Government staff time in planning and defending the kill across a range of responsibilities (ecology, management, public relations,

Letter: Monaro retains public poles and wires

Dear Editor Claims that I voted for the sale of the State’s Electricity Distribution assets as implied in Steve Whan’s NSW Capital Watch column (July 2014) are totally false. I was opposed to privatisation of the state’s electricity distribution assets and voted against it. Although the majority of my colleagues disagreed with