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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

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Cartoon of the week – 8 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Mullumbimby home seriously damaged in fire

A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Evidence emerges of police breaching RDT procedures

The media unit attached to NSW Police have refused to say whether all tests conducted over the Nimbin Mardi Grass weekend, in early May, will be declared invalid, after breaches by a NSW Police Officer conducting drug tests were filmed on video.

Signs claiming COVID can be spread through vaccination cause a stir in Mullum

At least two Mullumbimby businesses have put up signs asking people who have received the COVID vaccine not to enter because they might 'shed' the virus onto others.

Stories about "bike paths":

State govt spends $1m lighting Salt cycleway

Tweed Shire Council is set to instal 3.5 kilometres of streetlights along Casuarina cycleway with a $992,000 grant received from the NSW Government.

Bike tracks need upkeep too

Michael Singleton, Ewingsdale. It was good to read Aslan Shand’s article on the need for public support for bike tracks in the shire. I ride most...

Bike path projects need public support

Bike tracks fanning out from Mullumbimby is one of the key ideas put forward for the Stronger Country Communities fund that Byron Shire Council is currently seeking applications for. 

On ya bike

Ballina is celebrating the completion of it bike plan and looks forward to an increase of bikers in and around the shire.

Why cycling needs a squeaky wheel

Serious policy debates about urban transport invariably come down to the relative merits of cars versus public transport.

Drivers, not cyclists, irresponsible

Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby. I am a cyclist in Mullum and I ride mostly on bikeways and footpaths, the reason being I don’t want to get bowled over by any maniac speeding around the streets.

Spin cycle

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. At no time did I attack a poor little motorist, defenceless in their two-tonne steel box. I responded to a letter attacking cyclists, ascribing anything the writer has ever seen a cyclist do wrong to every cyclist on the road.

All road users need to show respect

Byron drivers come up to be relatively considerate of riders, with some ugly exceptions to be sure.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.