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January 21, 2022

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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Anthea Packshaw, Mullumbimby.

No living creature on our planet should suffer unnecessarily owing to unconscious and uncaring people who hit animals with their cars and cannot even be bothered to stop and check to see if the animal needs assistance.

More often than not animals go into shock and still themselves to recover. I have witnessed people pass injured animals on our NSW roads without stopping to see if the animal is alive or not.

Yesterday driving out of Byron a car hit a bird and it was very much alive fluttering its wings and gasping for air. I immediately stopped and by the time I got out of my car a second and third car drove over it and the fourth car killed it.

Stop, check and assist. If you need help call our local Wildlife service WIRES on 02 6628 1898. It is run by caring and committed volunteers and they will advise you what to do and when needed will come to the rescue.

Please put this number in your phone and help save the lives of these sentient beings.


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1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

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Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

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Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.