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Alternate facts?

According to David Shoebridge of the Greens in a recent sitting in the senate, the UN has named Australia...

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We wonder why

Living in Byron Shire the majority of people continue to ask why is this organisation continuously letting this community...

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Speed limits

I’m surprised to see that when you drive from Bangalow to Lismore via Clunes and Bexhill the speed limit...

Amber alert for blue green algae at Lake Ainsworth

Blue green algae status in Lake Ainsworth currently is Amber level and investigations into the causes and increased sampling will be in place.

More children suffer

It is hoped that Byron Council have a local policy that addresses Closing the Gap. This addresses the ongoing...

Local triathletes triumph at Kingscliff

After a strong showing at the Kingscliff triathlon in late March the Byron Tri Club has extended its lead in the north coast triathlon league with just two races to go for the season.

Stories about "cancer":

Pat Dodson hangs up his hat

As a torrid year in Australian politics draws to a close, it's a good time to look back at the life and career of the man known as the father of reconciliation, who recently announced he's permanently departing the federal arena.

Help for cancer patients in Tweed

Can Assist has opened a new branch in Tweed Shire to support cancer patients access funds to help pay for things like fuel, accommodation for when they need to travel for treatment, food, utility bills, and insurances. 

Canine cancers provide clues about human health risks

University of Queensland researchers are looking to dog owners across Australia for data on protecting pet – and human health – from environmental hazards.

Tackling cancer one shave at a time

Often a 'good' cause doesn’t have meaning for you until it touches your life – but Northern Rivers woman Felicity Guinea had already started her campaign to help fight cancer when news of a family member’s illness came to light.

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.

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is not kosher. After all, in...

Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed at what we see as...

Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this type of wall usually collapses...

We wonder why

Living in Byron Shire the majority of people continue to ask why is this organisation continuously letting this community down as far as representing...