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March 8, 2021

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

There is no doubting the benefits of fluoride applied to children’s teeth. Dentists and public health authorities who are so concerned should advocate a proper program of dental care for our children, which could easily be implemented in the schools. A dental check-up followed by applying fluoride directly to children’s teeth and encouraging them to brush with toothpaste containing fluoride could be part of the program.

If the health department, the so-concerned dentists and councils, who know the results of our children consuming sugar-laced ‘soft’ drinks and fast foods, could convince Coca-Cola and others to add fluoride to their products, then it may make a difference. Maybe Coca-Cola could be encouraged to subsidise the toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste; then there would be no need to forcibly medicate the entire population with chemicals that they don’t want and can only be avoided by buying bottled water from… guess who?

Tony Chandler, Mullumbimby

 


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