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April 21, 2021

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Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

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.

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.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

Kerry Gray, Mullumbimby

A few days ago I inspected the stormwater drains down McGoughans Lane – the section between Burringbar and Fern streets and found that water was flowing the wrong way, pipes laid in some of the sections of open drains are 80–90 per cent blocked, preventing water to continue across Burringbar (main) Street and make its escape to the river (Heritage Park). This is now causing run-off to pool at the Fern Street end of the lane. This was quite clear during ex-Cyclone Debbie in 2017.

Additional housing developments with several new roofs and concreted yards on properties adjacent to McGoughans Lane are now significantly increasing the run-off. As a ratepayer over 30 years in the Byron Shire I demand Byron Council maintain the open storm drains in the CBD on a more frequent basis. Further, I would like to see an open response from BSC’s town planners to show the consideration given, if any, for the impact on local flooding when approving of new developments on the floodplains.


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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

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.