Canberra Now: Community fights for family, and boxer’s broken dreams

Queanbeyan rallies to save ‘model citizens’ from deportation

Kinley Wangyel Wangchuck (in black second from right) with his mother Jangchu, father Tshering and brother Tenzin.

Kinley Wangyel Wangchuck (in black second from right) with his mother Jangchu, father Tshering and brother Tenzin.

This is heartbreaking. A local family is facing deportation, after their application for permanent residency was knocked back because their son is deaf.

But the Queanbeyan community is not letting them go so easily and has taken the fight all the way to the minister.

More here from Megan Doherty.

Jobs created on Canberra’s light rail ‘exceeded expectations’

Stage one light rail construction, as seen from City Hill last year. More than 4500 people worked on the project over the last three years.

Stage one light rail construction, as seen from City Hill last year. More than 4500 people worked on the project over the last three years. Credit:Elesa Kurtz

As the light rail launch date draws closer, I thought I’d factcheck a claim from Bill Shorten that there were 1400 direct jobs created during the construction.

Incredibly, the ACT government reckons more than 4500 were inducted onto the project, which is the proxy they are using to estimate how many jobs it created.

More from me here.

New compliance team to crack down on off-lead dogs, errant signs

Dog owners and illegal dumpers are on notice - a new team is being created to hit hot spots and hand out on-the-spot fines.

Dog owners and illegal dumpers are on notice — a new team is being created to hit hot spots and hand out on-the-spot fines. Credit:Fairfax

Don’t you hate it when you’re out trotting around the lake and you’re forced to dodge quickly because some jerk didn’t pick up after their dog?

Soon there’ll be a new team hitting the streets handing out fines to people like that. About time.

Another one from me here.

When running out of power is Dutch for living in the moment

After 92,000 kms and three years away from home, Dutchman Weibe Wakker's electric car journey is nearing an end

After 92,000 kms and three years away from home, Dutchman Weibe Wakker’s electric car journey is nearing an endCredit:Dion Georgopoulos

Now this is putting a good spin on a bad situation. While the prospect of running out of charge in an electric vehicle would have me blowing into a paper bag, this Dutch «social traveller» has termed it «range excitement» and uses it as a chance to make friends.

Peter Brewer has the yarn for you.

Abe Archibald fighting through adversity

Abe Archibald prides himself on overcoming adversity.

Abe Archibald prides himself on overcoming adversity.Credit:Dion Georgopoulos

Torn biceps, broken Olympic Games dreams and controversy. This story from Caden Helmers has it all.

Boxer Abe Archibald is on the hunt for a win after overcoming some serious injuries.

Read the full story here (and try not to wince).

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Katie Burgess is a reporter for the Canberra Times, covering ACT politics.

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