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December 3, 2021

Head-on at Devils Pulpit

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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

James McKenzie runs for Tweed Shire Council

James McKenzie is running as an ungrouped candidate running in the upcoming Tweed Council election and is from Eungella.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.

Sale of St Oswald’s

To my utter disbelief the Grafton Diocese has decided it should sell the St Oswald’s church building and land....

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne...

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The Easter traffic got off to a bad start after a truck and car collided head-on on the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit, about 20km south of Woodburn, around midday yesterday.

Police, emergency services and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter attended the accident and the highway was closed in both directions for a number of hours.

The male driver of the motor vehicle was trapped and had to be released by emergency services.

He was taken to Gold Coast Hospital via helicopter where he is believed to be in a serious condition with multiple injuries.

The driver of the truck was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police from Richmond LAC and Ballina Crash Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate.


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