Peter Brewer, Canberra Times

Peter Brewer

Canberra Times

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Recent articles by Peter:

Police valued the massive, commercially grown crop at nearly $67 million

One of the 20 large greenhouses on the property raided by police. Picture: NSW Police Claimed as the biggest cannabis seizure on national record, police raided a rural property at Dandry - about 35km north of Coonabarabran - and seized 19,082 cannabis plants with an estimated potential street value of nearly $66.8 million. → Read More

Woolworths supermarkets put limits on toilet paper sales

In a sure sign of pandemic panic, the great toilet paper rush has returned, with supermarket supplies back under pressure. → Read More

Summernats opens with the annual city cruise down Northbourne Avenue

Such was the sheer volume of cars in the Summernats city cruise this year, they had to exit the muster from two separate gates → Read More

Boy, 15, drowns in Shoalhaven River

In a tragic start to the new year, a 15-year-old boy has drowned in the Shoalhaven River. → Read More

ACT and NSW police bring in double demerits from December 24, 2021 to January 3, 2022

Police will invoke double demerits from midnight on Christmas Eve. → Read More

Make fun of Canberra's roundabouts if you will, but experts agree they make our roads safer

One of the hundreds of Canberra roundabouts contributing to better road safety. Picture: Rohan Thomson Canberra's hundreds of roundabouts have made it the butt of jokes around the rest of the country for decades but road safety experts have confirmed what we knew all along: they do make our roads safer. → Read More

Motorists have become more complacent about drink driving as enforcement has declined

Roadside breath testing in the ACT. Picture: Melissa Adams Despite police resources being shifted to ACT border duties during the COVID lockdown period, the NRMA says it was "genuinely shocked" by the huge decline in drink driving tests in Canberra in the past year, and the high number of positive readings. → Read More

E-type Jaguar among classics on show at today's Terribly British Day at Queanbeyan Park

The 60th anniversary of the E-Type Jaguar will be celebrated at the Terribly British Day exhibition in Queanbeyan today. → Read More

Unknown sailor from HMAS Sydney II finally identified as Able Seaman Thomas Welsby Clark thanks to modern DNA technology

Latest DNA technology has solved an 80-year-old maritime mystery. → Read More

Leaked transport info put officers at risk, says former jail staffer

The dramatic prison break at Manuka has highlighted security issues. → Read More

Frontline Data Systems using Suez garbage trucks and artificial intelligence to identify pot holes in Canberra roads

Canberra's garbage trucks will carry cameras to screen the roads and identify all the worst holes. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong The crumbling state of the territory's roads and the enormous backlog in repair work across the ACT has prompted a fresh solution to identifying where problem potholes are and prioritising them digitally. → Read More

The Greens-led plan for a low-security adjunct to Canberra's prison has stalled

Inside the maximum security Alexander Maconochie Centre. Picture: Jay Cronan As a newly released national report outlined major issues within Australia's prison systems, it was revealed this week that the ACT's 20-bed transitional release centre at Symonston is empty and one of the government's bold ideas to curb recidivism, the $71 million Justice Reintegration Centre, remains on hold. → Read More

Prepare for a big hit at the bowser as Canberra households emerge from lockdown

Petrol prices at a Canberra BP on Saturday. Picture: Peter Brewer Canberra motorists emerging from lockdown and starting to use their cars more regularly for the first time in months can expect a big hit to the household budget after petrol prices this week reached their highest-ever national average price. → Read More

Huge retail demand for e-mountain bikes during lockdown will see thousands more riders hit the trails

As fresh trails beckon, it's all downhill from here. → Read More

Canberra records 51 new COVID cases

22 have been assessed as presenting a risk of transmission to others. → Read More

As the beer flows in bars across the border from Monday, those in the ACT can only look on in envy

Glasses are being polished, the beer lines cleaned and primed and the last licks of paint applied at the Lake George Hotel in Bungendore in readiness for when businesses in the NSW regional areas around the ACT prepare to re-open on Monday. → Read More

COVID lockdown of prisoners at Alexander Maconochie Centre jail continues

The ACT government's management of Canberra's jail faced condemnation on two fronts on Wednesday, with a no-confidence motion against the Minister for Corrections in the ACT Assembly and detainee family members alarmed at the suspension of contact with detainees. → Read More

Residents rail against Bungendore high school proposal which cuts a huge swathe from town oval

Opponents of the proposed new Bungendore high school set to carve a huge swathe from the town's recreational heart were astonished when the politician driving the whole project, NSW member for Monaro John Barilaro, decided to quit. → Read More

Dentists seeing increased stress and anxiety in patients' teeth

COVID-related stresses are appearing in dental conditions. → Read More

Canberra's prison is again in lockdown after a COVID case was found active in the population

Canberra's Alexander Maconochie Centre. Picture: Jay Cronan Canberra's jail is again in lockdown after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. → Read More