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October 24, 2021

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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

New freedom party, not Greens

I write with dismay but not surprise at the article ‘Local Greens MP Urges Vaccination.’ As a very Active ex-member...

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

So long Greens

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Photo Jeff ‘Racked And Biked’ Dawson

Mount Chincogan inspired bike racks are now ready for cyclists to park their bikes in Mullumbimby. The idea was brought to fruition by Mullum Chamber of Commerce, who engaged local artist and designer Suvira McDonald to come up with a unique design of Mounts Chincogan and Tincogan.

‘It was a chance to support both alternative transport into and around town as well as beautify the town,’ said chamber president Jenelle Stanford.

The bike racks were made to special order by Mullum blacksmith Thomas De Toni, of Mullum Joinery Wood & Metal and installed by Byron Shire Council.

Manufacturing the bike racks for Mullumbimby’s community has been a great project to contribute to,’ said Thomas.

‘The previous bike racks were beyond repair and these well-made replacements will serve the community for many years to come. We hope it encourages more people to get active and use bicycles as their preferred mode of transport.’

Pictured is cyclist Laura Connor who was one of the first people to enjoy the bike rack outside Santos. There are three other bike racks that are located at the Mullum Newsagency,  Post Office, and the IGA.


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