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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

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.

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

December 16, 2015

Issue 30.27

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: By the Sea

At the end of The Hours (2002), when Our Nicole, as Virginia Woolf, walked into the River Ouse with her pockets full of stones to make her sink, I’m afraid I was barracking for the river. Similarly, only halfway...


Ben’s all for all abilities

Next year the Suffolk Park Football Club will be kicking off an exciting new program, the Northern Rivers All Abilities Football Program.


Money in the Banff

When Brisbane-based Benjamin Forbes, aka BANFF former frontman of Little Casino, stepped away from the band environment it was to pursue his passion for songwriting and to find a voice unfettered by the influences of others. ‘It was new territory...


When the hits Reyne down

The music of Australian Crawl is like a summer soundtrack for the 80s and 90s. When you hear songs such as Boys Light Up, Errol, or Reckless, it’s like a portal back through time. James Reyne fronted the band and...


Music Roundup – Thursday 17 December, 2015

You got the fever Boogie Fever is coming to The Bangalow Bowlo this Saturday for the annual Bay FM Christmas Discotheque. Doors and dancefloor open from 6pm till midnight for six hours of pure disco and funk hits. Six of...


Cinema Review: The Night Before

The thing about Seth Rogen is that, every once in a while, you can see a really gifted comic. Early in this he finds himself being quizzed about his Jewishness by a couple of very strange-looking girl twins. ‘You...


Country Cup secured for Far North Coast Branch

After two days of intense competition at the 2015 Interbranch Carnival at Cape Hawke, Forster, the Far North Coast’s best surf athletes could afford to relax.


Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.


The show must go on, without excuse!

There's an old theatrical saying to performers about to go onstage: 'break a leg'. But the lead character and acrobat in a new acrobatic show to be held at Circus Arts HQ has actually broken her foot.


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Stories in the library Celebrate the joy, wonder and simplicity of a nature-filled Christmas this year with Australian Christmas stories and songs on Monday at the Mullumbimby Library (10.30am) and Brunswick Heads Library (2.30pm). Join storyteller and musician Annie Bryant...


French honour bestowed upon WWII veteran

Retired veteran Rob Jenkins, who now lives in Mullumbimby, will soon be awarded the French Legion of Honour for his services to France during World War II.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap box: Man shall not live by breadboard alone

What’s with the elevation of the breadboard to the status of a plate? I have a hint for trendy restaurateurs who seek to hipsterfy their service with chunky artisanal-styled food presentation. The true purpose for a breadboard is in...


Enova Energy just $50,000 short of launch target

Start-up north coast renewable energy retailer Enova says, with its share deadline looming, it has almost met its major capital milestone of $3 million required to operate.


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...