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March 1, 2021

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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PM’s vaccine

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Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

 

It’s midwinter, the time when Lismore, City Of Lanterns, is flooded by a river of light that winds like a medieval pageant through its streets to the river. As part of the celebrations, the heart of Lismore will radiate with the sound and colour of The Lantern Carnivale.

At the bustling Market de Light you will find local handmade treasures and much delicious food and drink. In addition, young and old will be entertained by a vast array of music and entertainment, including our visiting guests of honour, VulgarGrad.

VulgarGrad are that mysterious band of Russian criminals who have come to steal your hearts and wallets and anything else that’s not nailed down. Fronted by Polish-born gravel-voiced strongman and star of stage and screen, Jacek Koman, VulgarGrad are the only band in the country that play music by, for, and about Russian thieves: raucous drinking songs, melancholy waltzes, manic oompah and hot Soviet-era swing. Be prepared for gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument around: the contrabass balalaika. You shall dance or the trumpeter will shoot you.

Music, burlesque, kids’ activities – starting at midday and running until late – it’s a free day of family fun. Lantern Parade will light the streets at dusk, and culminate with a spectacular fiery finale!

Tomorrow, Lismore from 10am, parade starts at 5.30pm.


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