Canals News

Climate Change Halts Coastal Sprawl

Thursday December 11, 2008
HOUSING sprawl along coastal strips will be curtailed and new residential developments on canals banned under the State Government's coastal planning strategy.

Beijing Plans To Flood Canals, But Cost Is Huge

Saturday December 1, 2007
BEIJING'S "dark and stinky" canals will be flowing with pristine water in time for the Olympic Games next year, a Beijing water official says.

Thais Surprise: Some New Wines With Latitude

Sunday August 12, 2007
THE global expansion of wine has reached its unlikeliest frontier yet: the "floating" vineyards that produce fine wines among the canals of Bangtorad in Thailand.

Lee Grins And Bears Dentistry

Thursday January 18, 2007
HATE going to the dentist? Well, spare a thought for Jason Lee. The jockey is still recovering a shocking fall at Kembla Grange in October. He underwent surgery for more than two hours yesterday to have six root canals on his lower jaw, smashed in the fall. He has already had "about half a dozen" root canals on his top teeth. "It's the best way to do it, they tell me," Lee said. "I have to have it done before I can get a clearance to ride." Lee has returned to the track in the past month to clock ...

Paynesville/raymond Island

Tuesday September 12, 2006
Boating mecca of the Gippsland Lakes, Paynesville is a maritime maze of moorings, jetties and canals. Even the butcher and the baker have lake views. Waterside dining is de rigueur, and along with slipways and shipwrights you'll find classic coastal cafes and foodie haunts.

A Slow Boat To The Past

Sunday August 6, 2006
London's canals are a fascinating way of revisiting history. Christina Pfeiffer reports.

Venice Without The Bite

Saturday April 22, 2006
The Lizard's Bite By David Hewson Macmillan, 513pp, $32.95 The 'city of canals' loses its romance in a complex detective story that has its entire population under threat.

Top Five ... Fishmongers

Saturday December 24, 2005
TOP FIVE FISHMONGER REVIEWS: Canals; Fegari; Conway Fish Trading; Vasiliki Fresh Crayfish Supply; Claringbold's Seafoods

Float Away

Sunday May 22, 2005
I relaxed back in the gondola as the strains of Oh Sole Mio floated into the night air and the water lapped gently at the sides of the boat. A small motorboat buzzed past us and then, what was that? The Darling Harbour to Circular Quay ferry. Yes the gondola in question plies the waterways of Sydney Harbour not the Venice canals.

Little Italy Comes To A River Near You

Sunday May 22, 2005
I RELAXED back in the gondola as the strains of O Sole Mio floated into the night air and the water lapped gently at the sides of the boat. A small motorboat buzzed past us and then, what was that? The Darling Harbour to Circular Quay ferry. Yes, the gondola in question plies the waterways of Sydney Harbour, not the Venice canals.

Coalmining Takes Toll On Canal System

Monday January 17, 2005
Canals, tunnels and aqueducts have carried water along the 64 kilometres of the Upper Canal system from four dams to Prospect Reservoir for 117 years.

Fresh Marina Plans

Saturday October 16, 2004
NEW artists' impressions of the Shell Cove marina development include fresh plans for premium housing overlooking inland canals.

Curious And Little-known Facts About Melbourne. No. 23 The Canals

Sunday May 23, 2004
WARNING: The following item may be a complete porky.

Thinking Taj Mahal? Think Again

Sunday February 29, 2004
Visitors can cruise canals on luxurious reed houseboats or try heli-skiing

Peru Revives Pastoralism Of Past

Tuesday August 19, 2003
Viewed from a rocky hill near the remote Peruvian hamlet of Alto Catacha, the worn earthen mounds and canals of an ancient farming system that once fed an empire stretch to the horizon.

Warming Up To Venice

Sunday May 25, 2003
It's a tourist trap in summer, so Harriet Upjohn enjoyed the city of canals in a time of icicles.

Fatal Shark Attacks Linked To Drought

Monday February 10, 2003
The deaths of two men from shark attacks in Gold Coast canals within the past seven weeks may be linked to the drought.

Irrigators Claim `grand Canals' Are Efficient

Monday December 16, 2002
I saw a vision in days gone by, and would dream that dream again, Of the days when the Darling shall not back billabongs up in vain. There were reservoirs and grand canals where the sad, dry lands had been, And a glorious network of aqueducts mid fields that were always green. Henry Lawson, The Storm That Is To Come, 1904. On average, about 2500 megalitres of water - five Sydney Harbours - flow down the Darling past Bourke each year. Irrigators between Mungindi and Menindee usually extract between 3 an

A $15bn Thirst Quencher

Saturday October 5, 2002
AS drought tightened its grip on Australia, the Federal Government signalled yesterday growing support for a $15billion plan to pipe the nation's irrigation canals.

Growing Support For $15 Billion Irrigation Plan

Saturday October 5, 2002
As drought tightened its grip on Australia, the Federal Government yesterday signalled growing support for a $15 billion plan to pipe the nation's irrigation canals.

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