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Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

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Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

Give them a doggie inch…

Your article on dogs (17 November) is a sad reminder of the adage… give them an inch and they...

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

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Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

Burnt, logged and flogged? Unsustainable forestry continues unabated

The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate 10% reduction in wood supply commitments to north-coast sawmillers from public forests because of the widespread death of trees due to the Black Summer bushfires.

Councillors

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I thought was comprehensive, balanced and...

A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been busy, so it’s no surprise. Difficult...

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.