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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a...

Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Honey

‘Honey is a natural food manufactured by honeybees from the nectar and pollen of flowers in an atmosphere of beauty and love known to no other workers in the world’. Dorothy Perlman, The Magic Of Honey.

For centuries honey has been used to relieve sore throats and dry cough. In Chinese medicine it harmonises the liver, neutralises toxins and relieves pain. It can help break the cycle of alcoholism and relieve hangovers. Australian Jellybush and NZ Manuka honey have been proven to substantially aid wound recovery and improve digestion and to have a positive effect on many skin conditions.

As honey is sweeter than sugar and assimilated directly into the bloodstream, small amounts only are advised.  Honey is best raw, unprocessed and unheated.

Get your honey from Garry Rodgers, The Honey Wagon, at Mullum and New Brighton markets.  See our Facebook page for some more interesting uses of honey and some favourite recipes from our naturopath.

 

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...