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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Stories about "elderly":

Helping our elders stay in touch during isolation

There are things we can all do to help our elders during times of isolation – neighbours, family and friends can offer vital digital support to older people during coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting the elderly in Tweed

Supporting people living longer in their homes as they age not only costs less but allows people to live their lives independently and with dignity.

Stepping up to Stepping On

We often hear about elders falling but we never imagine it will happen to us. Statistics show that one in three people over 65 will have a fall this year, and some will have multiple falls.

Aged care suffers under funding freeze

Elderly care facilities are suffering under the federal government’s freeze on the aged care funding with one care provider in Casio and Grafton cutting staff hours significantly.

Community services not coping: ACOSS

A new survey of Australia's community services sector reveals that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.