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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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Cartoon of the week – 23 June, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

Interview with Yaegl Bundjalung man, Mitch King

Yaegl Bundjalung man, Mitch King, is a man with a story to tell. Mitch and long-term collaborator and musician Blake Rhodes, have been creating Flow for almost a year. Flow is Mitch telling his story, inspired by community, Country and the first native title claim on a body of water in Yamba. Mandy Nolan interviewed Mitch in the lead-up to the show’s debut in July.

Lismore residents alarmed by subdivision DA adjoining Wilson Nature Reserve

A proposal for twelve new lots in the buffer zone between Wilson Nature Reserve and existing houses on City View Drive, East Lismore, has local residents worried.

Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

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Critiquing critical thinking in kids

Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Creek.   Australian Tutoring Association chief, Mohan Dhall , according to The Daily Telegraph, (6/10/16) says ‘in every single high school’ including top achievers ...

Children and critical thinking

Australian Tutoring Association chief, Mohan Dhall , according to The Daily Telegraph (6/10/16), says 'in every single high school’ including top achievers [children] were simply "regurgitating" answers based on templates and past exams'.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...