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January 28, 2021

Latest News

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years....

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

January 26. A conflicting date for many Australians. For some, this date reflects over 200 years of destruction and denigration of our traditional customs, values, languages, and cultural landscapes.

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire...

Good advertising

Carole Gamble, Mullumbimby Creek The advertisement inside this week’s Echo and is now circulating throughout our region 'If you are tired...

Peace, Love and Pets Photo Competition

Pets-page

Is your pet cute…
or does it have a face only a mother could love?

Thank you to all our readers who sent in photos of their pets, and thank you to all the readers who voted in our survey.

This competition has now CLOSED.

The owners of the two winning pets (Cookie and Little Miss Tiffany) have won a $50 voucher to spend in one of the businesses advertising in the Pets Feature from last week’s Byron Echo, as will the winning voter who has won a double pass to Byron Palace Cinemas. The winners will be notified by email and announced in the Byron Echo of November 18.

Good luck!

Bundy
Bundy
Coco
Coco
Cookie
Cookie
Cooper
Cooper
Feathers
Feathers
Fly
Fly
Golden-Eyes
Golden-Eyes
Goobie
Goobie
Harvey
Harvey
Honey
Honey
I-dream-of-prawns-001
I-dream-of-prawns-001
Jazz-in-the-car
Jazz-in-the-car
Leelu
Leelu
Lilli_Lebovits
Lilli_Lebovits
Lilli_Lebovits2
Lilli_Lebovits2
Lilli_Lebovits3
Lilli_Lebovits3
Little-Miss-Tiffany
Little-Miss-Tiffany
Marley
Marley
Melanie_Taylor
Melanie_Taylor
Minky
Minky
Mitch-&-Jacko
Mitch-&-Jacko
Molly
Molly
Mr_Dashley
Mr_Dashley
Peaceful_Loving_Pet
Peaceful_Loving_Pet
Possum
Possum
Ruby
Ruby
Sandy
Sandy
Wilba
Wilba
Winnie
Winnie
Young-Jaz
Young-Jaz
Frankie
Frankie
Peppi
Peppi
Storm
Storm
Milo_in_a_hat
Milo
Rainbow-Nose!
Rainbow nose
Hector
Hector
The_Wild_One
The Wild One

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Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...