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October 20, 2021

Law enforcement: anyone care?

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Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

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Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Fence sitter

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One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Editorial: Clear as a muddled government

Good news! Local police will not be actively enforcing the government’s Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 when it comes to business activity – see NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity.

Let’s get real

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Dr Richard Harvey, Coopers Shoot

Could anyone please explain why cyclists in the Byron Shire do not have to wear helmets or have bells on their bikes?

I have lived in the northern rivers for over 40 years and been a keen cyclist, even on our terrible roads. But it seems neither the police nor the local councils are willing to enforce the law.

Are we afraid (or just don’t care ) that we may offend the tourists? On-the-spot fines could raise a lot of revenue.

They don’t miss us if we forget our seatbelts… what about cyclists’ head protection?


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