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Lismore landmark saved as Skimmo’s site DA knocked back

Lismore residents watch avidly last night as the drama of a development application for 135 Union Street South Lismore, played out on their little screens.

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified...

Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and – October 14

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

Disappointing

The actions of the Byron Shire Director of Infrastructure toward some members of the Water, Waste & Sewer Advisory...

Mediterranean artisanal food

S Haslam There’s something very romantic and appealing about Provence, about French and Spanish food, about eating the sort of...

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

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Opinion: Right-wing Nationals under attack in the Northern Rivers

Your final day to enrol to vote for the next state election is Monday, March 4 with polling day set for Saturday March 23 – and your vote could make all the difference.

Election candidates disclose their drug use history

With Greens MP Cate Faehrmann’s admission recently that she has taken illegal substances, what better opportunity to ask the three state election candidates about their own drug use?

Lick my (drug-test) stick? No thanks

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores. If someone happens to be stopped for a roadside drug test, there is a very sound reason to ask the police officer what are the chemicals that are present on the stick they want you to lick.

Lifestyle terror

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock. The police are still drug testing, knowing that they are not looking for impairment in your driving abilities, and the judges are still disqualifying drivers from driving, which might cause you to lose your job, impacting on families and the development of children, etc. I call that lifestyle terror.

Greens MP to host drug driving forums

Greens MP David Shoebridge will be visiting Lismore and Nimbin next week to hold forums on the NSW roadside drug testing regime.

Petition calls on police to end unfair drug testing

More than 4000 people have signed a petition calling on the NSW Police to immediately end their flawed roadside drug testing operations.

Cannabis users to protest outside Lismore MP’s office

North Coast cannabis users will be protesting outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office later this month as part of their continued opposition to roadside drug testing for cannabis.

Drug test leaves Ocean Shores man with unpleasant taste

An Ocean Shores man was left with an unpleasant taste in his mouth following a roadside drug test. He claims to have had an adverse reaction to the chemicals on the testing device, and is unhappy that he is still to hear what those chemicals are.

Critics question police response to road-side drug testing

Medical cannabis campaigners have questioned a NSW Police response to a freedom of information request aimed at revealing the ‘science’ behind the roadside drug-testing regime.

Hemp Embassy slams ‘everyday’ roadside drug tests

The Nimbin Hemp Embassy has hit back at reports local police are being issued with mobile drug testing machines next year to use ‘everyday’ on local drivers.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.