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January 20, 2022

Give them a doggie inch…

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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Your article on dogs (17 November) is a sad reminder of the adage… give them an inch and they want a mile.

Walking along Belongil Beach used to be one of my greatest joys, but alas the number of dogs hurtling along our once pristine sands makes the journey somewhat less enjoyable. Very large dogs barrelling towards you because their owner feels it is okay to throw a tennis ball straight towards you is somewhat scary, but the response by the owner when you mention this is even scarier – ‘this is a dog beach so get off it if you are not happy with having dogs on the beach’.

Apparently many owners feel that it is their God given right to behave in a thoughtless, uncaring and even reckless way. The other issue is the wonderful array of dog shit that one has to manoeuvre around just to walk our beach, whilst oblivious owners wander off in front of their dogs. Unfortunately Byron is a very popular place to come and stay and Belongil offers many, many ‘dog friendly’ accommodations. I love dogs myself but the number of dogs on our beach is becoming a real concern.

Lois Vickery-Hall, Byron Bay


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