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Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

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Bangalow’s modern baker

S Haslam Being a baker in a modern town like Bangalow these days involves a lot more than getting up...

Strange strategy

The strategy applied by Byron Shire Council (BSC) since 2002 is bemusing at best. Firstly a position was created by...

No blank cheques

Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency...

Comedic paranoia

Despite Peter Olsen’s limitless comedic ability, perhaps it’s time for The Echo to curtail his paranoid multi conspiracy theories...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

Farewell Sue – a much-loved Mullumbimbian

You could say that Sue Mallam was destined to run a business in Mullumbimby.

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Catholic corp eyes former Mullum hospital site

Residential accommodation for older people is emerging as the most likely future use for the old Mullumbimby Hospital site, following a survey of locals and a number of expressions of interest.

Forgivene$$

The Royal Commission Into Child Sexual Abuse has again stirred emotion over horrendous acts perpetrated in God’s name. The Commission’s latest public hearing, Case Study...

Catholic church bid to buy section of Lismore road

The Lismore City Council is considering closing a public road and selling it to the Catholic Church despite concerns from local residents.

Marriage’s (un)holy alliance

It was all over the news on Monday lunchtime – or at least the News Corp news: a new poll showed that 76 per cent of Aussies would like to have a plebiscite on the issue of same-sex marriage. But who commissioned the poll and who conducted it?

What’s happening at St Carthages cathedral?

Nev Kelly, Ballina. I was on a visit to Lismore a few days past and simply happened to be passing the cathedral and the fact that there was activity evident, (not normal) going on.

Catholic brother charged over Lismore sexual assault

A Catholic brother has been charged in Sydney following an alleged historical indecent assault on a boy in Lismore during the 1960s.

Hope Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

Six years ago, Pope Benedict XVI installed more than 1,000 solar panels on the Vatican’s audience hall, helping him earn him the sobriquet of the 'Green Pope'.

Losing my religion

Dylan O’Donnell, Byron Bay. I recently lost my religion. Gosh, that does sound odd. Like it slipped behind the cushions on the couch or slipped away from me while I wasn’t paying attention.

One man’s journey to seek justice from the Catholic Church

It would seem that $55,000 is the amount a child should expect to be paid after a teacher repeatedly plays with his penis

Tony’s Pell-mell for the Cardinal

Di Crozier, Ocean Shores. Imagine if Tony Abbott had been in power when Peter Fox made his allegations about cover-ups of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Would Tony have called for a Royal Commission as Julia Gillard did?

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case 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.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...