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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Stories about "cancer":

Cancer patient tears up loyalty card over mask issue

A local man says he has torn up his loyalty card to Eden’s Landing Health Foods because of what he says is their active promotion of non-mask wearing.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Breast screen van in Mullum and Bruns

The importance of breast screening cannot be stressed enough and the BreastScreen NSW mobile screening van is in Mullumbimby today and tomorrow before moving to Brunswick Heads, where it will be until February 25.

Planet Watch: Are humans the disease?

Humans have told a lot of stories about how awesome we are, but there's one emerging hypothesis that casts our species in a very anti-heroic light. In terms of the planet, are we behaving like a disease?

SCU scientists make worrying discovery about fire-scorched earth

Updated: Scientists from Southern Cross University have made a startling discovery about the lethal threat of soils scorched by bushfires that could increase cancer risks.

New cancer support group on the Tweed

A new community support group for people affected by cancer on the Tweed Coast will begin in August at Cabarita Beach.

John gets on the good oil

John Carr is 83 and was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 small cell lung cancer at the start of April this year…

Sex talk for women who have survived cancer

Reconnecting with your sexuality can be an important part of recovery for cancer survivors but sometimes you just need a safe place to ask a few of those personal queries that you need answered.

Labor pledges new radiation therapy centre during Shorten visit to Ballina

Labor has pledged to build a new radiation therapy centre in the Northern Rivers if it is elected at the upcoming Federal Election.

Brain cancer killing 1,200 Australians a year

One the first of October last year, Jennifer Hughes went out to lunch with friends. She’d been suffering from headaches for a while but on the day, her noticeable  stumbling, falling sideways, and veering left while walking sounded alarm bells and they raced her off to the Byron hospital

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...