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October 28, 2021

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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

Parts of NSW continue to experience unsettled weather, as a low pressure trough over the eastern part of the state brings a humid air mass into the north east.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to Flash Flooding may develop this evening about the Northern Rivers district, on both the Richmond River and Wilsons River, and possibly northeastern parts of the Northern Tablelands. This potential for heavy rainfall is expected to continue into Thursday morning, before easing by Thursday afternoon.

The Sydney metro area experienced significant thunderstorms overnight. In Greater Sydney there were approximately 12,000 total lightning strikes between midday Tuesday and midnight Tuesday, with around 1000 of those strikes hitting the ground. The most lightning-active period was late in the evening between 10pm and 12am.

With thunderstorms expected to continue over parts of the state over the coming days, residents are urged to keep up with the latest warnings from the Bureau.


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Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

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