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December 3, 2021

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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Cats

To quote Greta, ‘How dare they?!’ SBS is running an advertising campaign for Airbnb, encouraging visitors to take their...

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

Councillors

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I...

Bullshit detectors needed

Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic...

Cartoon by Craig Scanlan.

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