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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.

Other News

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

September 23, 2014

Issue 29.15

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In this Issue:

What we do in the shadows

You can be as scathing and snooty as you like about vampire movies, but one thing is for certain – they are unlikely to go away any time soon. Ever since FW Murnau’s definitive Nosferatu (1922), the undead bloodsuckers have been turning up on our screens with nocturnal regularity


The Maze Runner

You might have to cast your mind back a fair way to recall people being crushed to death by walls compressing. I fondly remember George Reeves’s Superman saving Jimmy and Lois from such a grim fate, so I was tickled to see it make a long-overdue return in this post-apocalypse, teen sci-fi flick.


Music roundup September 25

A fantastic line-up of music heading our way kicking off with Novocastrian Morgan Evans who is a star on the rise.


Winner of The Echo Good Life ‘Travel Tales Quickly’

The Echo’s Good Life weekly feature held a writing competition a few weeks back. Those who entered were placed under the pump. We gave them three days to submit a short account of a funny travel anecdote. We received a surprisingly healthy number of entries.


Good store waiting in the Pantry

Restaurants in remote and secreted places are becoming extremely popular and people also seem to have an inclination to run them. Finding a paying job or a pastime to go with that perfect lifestyle can be a challenging matter.


Eltham tapped into hospitality

Staying in a town pub can sometimes be a little gauche. Nestled in Eltham is a hotel just about as friendly and inviting as a pub can get. You’ll find good food and chattels, a large range of beers including local Byron Bay Stone and Wood and Coopers beers.


Culture September 24

Activities for the school holidays feature in this weeks Culture event starting with The Circus Arts Performance Troupe who are working hard to entertain audiences next week with their family circus show The Games We Play.


Feeling sensitive

Back in 2004 Touch Sensitive (aka Michael Di Francesco)’s debut single Body Stop was one of the first tracks released on Future Classic. Cloaked in anonymity, its cosmic vibes and Italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among DJ circles from East London to Brooklyn.


There is life before death in the Byron hinterland

Death is sometimes nature’s way of telling you to slow down. There’s one certainty in life and that is we eventually leave it. So, a little life before death is in order and most of us are already waking up in the closest thing to heaven.


Surf festival gains ground

With five weeks to go, the Byron Bay Surf Festival organisers are busy planning to extend the event from Main beach to north of the Surf Club and into Apex Park, as well as into Bay Lane behind the Beach Hotel.


The ‘terrordoodler’ ejected from Tigerair speaks out

The man booted off a Tigerair flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast last Saturday for doodling the word ‘Terrorismadeup’ on his notepad has told The Echo of his experiences.


Going to Churchill

A few years back when Troubadour Kim Churchill had his heart broken he bought a van and took to the highway. With a passion for rhythm and blues and a love of the open road, Churchill has gone on to find his way into the hearts of music lovers across the globe.


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...