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September 29, 2021


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Correcting Dr Tim Devine

Dr Tim Devine makes several impassioned statements in his letter (September 8) about COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccinating children. I...

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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.

Why Nuclear Will Bomb

Unless you’ve been blissfully slumbering in a very welcome coma, you’d be aware that Scott Morrison abruptly cancelled the terribly important contract we had with France, to build new submarines, in order to get fancy nuclear sink-boats from the US instead (in decades time and at incalculable cost, much like the previous contract). 

John Donnellan, Ocean Shores

Noah Yamore (Letters, 18 August) shows a disturbing level of ignorance to the situation we are in. For a start we live in a democracy not an oligarchy. Go to Russia for that, Noah.

Also The Echo reflects the community view, which is quickly recognising the brazen narcissism of the anti-vax crew.

I also wonder where he got the scoop about ‘the oligarchy wants to eliminate 90 per cent of humanity’. A right wing website was it?

The context of the Great Barrier Reef reference escaped me. But while it’s there I was wondering something. I’m sure most of the ‘freedom chorus’ believe in global warming. Rightly so, it’s based on science, not scuttlebutt. So why are you so against vaccination? It’s exactly the same. Scientists, who know their shit, are trying to save people from their own delusions. Why don’t you believe this science? Oh that’s right it’s the ‘oligarchs’ conspiracy. Not much you can do about that one, I suppose. Totally logical. And I’m sure Extinction Rebellion are thrilled with Noah’s seal of approval.

Unfortunately, Noah’s opinions are reflective of a significant section of the local community. If their selfishness is what this community is then God help us.

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