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April 21, 2021

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Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

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Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Byron Bay wants Byron Baes to back off

Faster than speeding reality TV producer, members of the Byron community have swiftly mounted a multi-pronged attack against the proposed ‘influencer’ based Netflix show Byron Baes.

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Eungella: Alleged domestic-related stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Police say a man will face court today charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic-related stabbing earlier this year.

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia

I’m pretty sure everyone who saw the picture of the wet, cold, bewildered cow struggling in the waves on Old Bar Beach will have felt a surge of pity and sympathy for a fellow being suffering in the awful floods. The exhausted cow was rescued by members of the local surf life saving club, who deserve commendation for a difficult job in dangerous conditions.

But life savers can only save us in that perilous moment. This cow was returned to the farm, to be fattened up and her throat cut while still barely out of her infancy. Cows have an expected lifespan of about twenty years, but are slaughtered at around two. In this brief babyhood, they will usually be separated abruptly from their mothers or else a ring inserted in their noses to stop them suckling, branded, their horns burnt off, and the males castrated with a knife or rubber rings, in many cases with no pain relief. After this litany of horrors lies the slaughterhouse.

Consuming suffering is bad for your health, terrible for the environment and appallingly cruel to animals. The only way to stop both the deliberate and accidental suffering of these animals is to stop eating meat.

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Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire