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June 25, 2021

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Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

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New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Water diversity

John Revington, The Channon A big thank you to Rous County Council (RCC) for acting quickly on the preliminary planning and...

Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough...

Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay

Tony Narracot (community minded former Executive Officer of the Byron Bay Chamber Of Commerce who in the 1990s built its numbers from 37 to 340)  will be remembered by many as a uniting voice for the Shire, he worked tirelessly door knocking and bringing business people together for the good of the Shire. He gave generously of his time and money for the town’s youth and underprivileged and encouraged other business people to do the same, he gathered us together and inspired by example.

He recognized the privilege and responsibility of living here, in this phenomenally biodiverse area, and that we must learn to welcome tourists and educate them to value the things that truly matter most, that some may take for granted, community, our young, the dolphins in the waves, koalas, wallabies, rare birds and wild green places.

The trouble with Chambers of Commerce is that commerce is mostly the number one focus, rather than the benefit conferred.

This shire is far more precious than real estate to be carved up, and profit to be made.

I ask everyone who lives here and loves the beauty of this shire to vote on the 10th of September.  If you are unsure of who are most likely to represent the whole shire and all her residents, not just the two legged kind, please visit the CAN Facebook, and look for your CAN Flyer in next weeks Echo, showing how to make your one vote count, by filling in your preferences.

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