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August 6, 2021

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No border bubble for NSW–Qld border – restrictions outlined

Eleven local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland have now been identified as areas of concern in relation to COVID-19.

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Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.

Virginia Black, Byron Bay

On calling my friend in Ballina recently, I discovered she was having an asthma attack. Living on her own, with no family in the area, I rang an ambulance for her. It was sent from Lismore, and within the hour she was delivered to the Ballina Hospital. But nothing else happened, apart from a sandwich and a weak cup of tea. She waited five hours to get some relief; at the age of 90 this was a very sad state of affairs.

There were no emergencies until late afternoon, so what went wrong? Or is this normal for a parochial hospital? I suggest to the people of Ballina and Byron – go straight to Queensland.


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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.