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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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Condition of roads in and around Clunes/Rosebank

James Dobbin, Central Coast I have been visiting the areas around Ballina/Bangalow/Lismore etc for the past 20 years. In that time...

In a league of their own

S Haslam At the end of a dusty lane, just beyond the increasingly hip area of the Mullum Industrial Estate,...

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

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...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

‘Affordable’ units in Mullumbimby set for approval

Byron Shire Council is this week set to approve a new 'affordable housing' development slated for Stuart, Street, Mullumbimby, although just three of the 10 homes will actually be reserved for affordable housing.

Nats take conflicting positions on West Byron

The Nationals’ new candidate for Ballina says he does 'not consider it appropriate' to comment on the issue of the controversial planned West Byron development. But the party's incumbent in the seat is not so coy.

Here & Now #65

I live in a shack under the cliffs. I built it myself when I was a young fella. I'm proud of that. I am not a builder by trade (or by any stretch of the imagination) but I just couldn't come at the idea that I needed to go into debt to have a home.

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...