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May 19, 2021

Careless dog owners

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

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Byron Farmers Market 

Return to Butler St Reserve hits a snag Byron Farmers Market moved from its home at Butler Street Reserve to...

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Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Caroline Sutherland, Brunswick Heads.

I am a 74-year-old resident of Brunswick Heads and have enjoyed the simple pleasure of my daily walk along our beautiful beach since moving here four years ago from nearby Myocum. Last Monday I was knocked off my feet by two largish dogs in the leash free area. They came from behind so I had no chance to avoid them. I was stunned and in pain but was helped up by a surfer and a friend who helped me back to the life savers’ lookout while she went home for her husband and their vehicle. Another kind couple assisted me to get closer to the road and waited with me until I was picked up and driven home.

One dog owner did come forward to ask if I was okay and then left the beach, I was unaware if there was an owner of the other dog. I enjoy the dogs and their antics and freedoms on the beach, but would ask that dog owners be in control of the bigger dogs when off lead, especially when the many walkers pass through the designated dog zone.

I have a cut to one leg (possibly from a stick), sprained wrist and a broken bone in my foot so I will not be able to enjoy this simple pleasure for many weeks, and will need to rely on family members to help through the festive season and all it entails, while I get used to walking with crutches.

Not so happy, Jan!

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