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January 31, 2023


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Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

For the first time ever, I am living my truths and no one is trying to hurt me because of it. This is a much better way. 

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Greyhound nightmare

Has the greyhound racing industry no shame? The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has condemned an invasive and painful greyhound breeding...

Roll up! Roll up! Behind the scenes with Spaghetti Circus

Spaghetti Circus Inc. is one of Australia’s leading youth circuses and has been an energetic, vibrant and colourful part of the Byron Shire for 30 years from when it was founded by Leonie Mills OAM in 1992. Every week, Spaghetti’s diverse team of coaches train more than 220 children and adults from their Mullumbimby Showground home. 

Survival/Australia Day celebration – Byron Shire

There are events being held across the Byron Shire on January 26 to celebrate both Survival and Australia Day.

Bangalow Bowlo amalgamation update

Managers of The Bangalow Bowlo say the community witnessed a ‘nail-biting cliff-hanger moment’ late last year, when a 66 per cent ‘Yes’ vote among members paved the way for amalgamation between Bangalow Bowlo, and Norths Collective’

Good results for locals in Yamba criterion

Byron Bay Cycling Club members shook up C-grade at the criterion racing held in Yamba last Sunday. Conditions made for a great morning of cycling despite the high humidity that made the road surface challenging. All riders were able to make their way around the course safely, according to the Yamba Cycling Club report.

Ballina Shire Council Australia Day Ceremony

Ballina Shire Council is hosting an Australia Day ceremony at Lennox Head Cultural Centre, Park Lane, Lennox Head from 9am–11am.

Simon Kofe, foreign minister for the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu. Photo ABC

Simon Kofe, foreign minister for the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu, brought a slice of reality to the COP26 hot-air festival by giving his address in knee-deep ocean, standing on what he said was once dry land. His address which can be found in full on his YouTube channel.

Australian activists/satirists The Juice Media, ‘making government ads honest’, got an international boost recently when Greta Thunberg agreed to sign off at the end of one of their videos, saying she was a huge fan of their work. You can find it on their YouTube channel under the title ‘Net F***ed by 2050’.

Michael McDonald, Bairnsdale

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  1. Our Pacific Island nation brothers and sisters such as Tuvalu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands are now faced with their existential threat with sea level rising. And so Glasgow COPout26 responds with, Blah, Blah, Blah, the world continues onwards and upwards with burning Coal, Oil and Gas. So long as atmospheric CO2 continues to climb ( we’ve gone through 410ppm )the Paciifc Island nations have zero hope for their future existence.

  2. Come on man !! NASA satellites clearly show
    Some island’s have lost some ground
    Majority are stable and some have grown
    If you tell a lie for long enough Eventually people will start to believe you…

    • Barrow old son, telling lies you moan, that’s funny come from you. Tell us again how Australia has warmed 0.6 degrees since 1910, yeah. Please don’t disrespect our Pacifica brothers and sisters by running Andrew Bolt lines dismissing sea level rise impacts on Pacific Island nations. If you bothered yourself to do some basic research on the sea level impacts on Tuvalu, Kiribati and Marshall islands you wouldn’t take up valuable space in these very fine pages of The Echo and keep making more of a fool of yourself.

  3. Quite the contrary sunny boy,
    I wonder why the sad, self hating cultists, beleive this total garbage. Even their abc had this one.
    A lie perpetuated by another lie is easily believed by the stupid and blatantly ignorant who want to destroy our counry. Sadly these evil greenmonkeys are destroying the minds and futures of our young and our young are too ignorant to understand. Thank you parents and teachers. I guess the sea level doesnt rise at Fort Dennison 🙂

  4. Oh My God, I thought all of the Neanderthals disappeared around the end of the last ice-age; either I’m wrong or some have been reincarnated somehow, that ridiculous post by “Tito” does not deserve any sort of a dignified reply, please fellow homo sapiens don’t don’t lower yourselves to do it.

  5. Barrow old son, Stay the Course = making stuff up, telling lies, throw up distractions and diversions, DON”T let any of these stop you acknowledging the reality, yeah.

  6. Keith & Joachim ever traveled to the Pacific nations ? Well i have my latest trip was to the Maldives.. asked my families & locals
    Why are new airport’s and resorts being
    Built close to the Ocean, considering the
    Scientists or should i say computer modeling are predicting the Maldives will
    Be consumed by rising sea levels in the
    Next 10 years .. the answer from all i asked ?
    Hysterical laughter by most .. not one i asked
    Had a concern with sea level rise’s ..
    Actual Science and facts matter
    Ironically it is the regressive left that embrace’s
    Science denial with gusto !!

    • So Craig, were these knowledgable folk scientists or cartographers, or researchers or land managers? Or just all-knowing ultra-observant folk unconcerned with facts like yourself?

  7. Yo Geographer and Climate Scientist Barrow, try not to bamboozle yourself before trying to bamboozle us Echo readers. Some basic geography Barrow my man, The Maldives are in the Indian Ocean old son. That’s the big ocean to the west of Australia, the Pacific Ocean is the big ocean to the East of Australia where you’ll find…Pacific Island Nations, yeah. But wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your Maldives getaway and that your Climate Science research – interviewing locals who have not a care in the world – has been validated. It reminds me of that other great Scientist , Pauline Hanson, who a few years back did some very ‘in depth’ ( pun intended ) research by taking a little dive on the GBR and came up to surface to declare, there’s no bleached coral down there, the GBR is all good.

  8. Even the ABC admitted that the GBR
    Had more coral then of the past 35 years..
    Of course reluctantly.. do we need to protect
    The Reef 100% yes we do … whatever it takes to preserve …

    • Hang on Craig Pruul, let me get this straight…. now YOU are using the ABC as a source of factual information?? Wow!
      And trying to use that tidbit of information you’re clinging to as a the basis for denying the tidal wave of factual information you’re raging against?
      It’s called either cherry-picking facts on a grand scale, or mind blowing hypocrisy, take your pick, then your medication

  9. The Australian Baseline Sea-level Monitoring System has an array of 16 Seaframe Stations in Australian waters, that work in conjunction with standard CSIRO monitoring equipment. In 1992 the first of the satellite altimeters was launched called TOPEX/Poseidon followed by three more. All of these measuring systems are showing a steady increase in Global Mean Sea Level of around 3.2 +/- 0.4mm per year since 1920; with the rate increasing since 1993. The US. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have the 10 warmest years on record occurring since 2005 and the hottest 7 occurring since 2014. These highly credible institutions are as good as it gets, argument, what argument?


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