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Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

NSW ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed in crisis

As the Northern Rivers goes back into lockdown once again as a result of people coming to the area from Sydney it has been revealed that the ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed to meet during key crisis points.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

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It’s back – Ewingsdale over 55s proposed around hospital

An over 55s estate behind the Byron hospital on Ewingsdale Road is again being proposed, this time by ASX-listed corporation Ingenia Communities.

‘No market’ for Ewingsdale medical centre says local doctor

A medical professional has told The Echo that the recently approved Ewingsdale facility is not needed and was not requested by anyone within the local medical fraternity.

Planning panel okayed medical centre without community input

It’s emerged that a recent decision to approve an $8m private hospital DA on Ewingsdale Road and McGettigans Lane by the JRPP was made without any community representation.

Massive Ewingsdale medical centre rubber stamped by JRPP

A large medical centre on the corner of McGettigans Lane and Ewingsdale Road has been approved by the Joint Regional Planning panel.

Traffic, height issues mar Ewingsdale medical centre plan

With the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) considering a large medical centre on McGettigans Lane/Ewingsdale Rd, The Echo has a peek at what is proposed.

Housing near hospitals not all good news

Rhonda Ellis, Lismore. Whatever its faults the new Byron Central Hospital is a fait accompli and Byron Shire needs to plan carefully to live with it. While councillors appear to be in ‘uncharted waters’ regarding a major development including seniors’ housing close to the hospital and residents’ opinions seem to be half-hearted and mixed.

Ewingsdale ‘seniors’ development refused

Byron Shire Council has refused a proposed mixed commercial, medical and residential development adjacent to the new Byron Central Hospital, which the proponents had attempted to justify by saying it was aimed at seniors.

Ewingsdale developers seek state intervention

The proponents of the large-scale Ewingsdale seniors/commercial precinct are urging the state to take over planning approval for the site, claiming Byron Shire Council is taking too long

Calls for state intervention into Byron council

Former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham, who is now a state Greens MLC, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on planning minister Rob Stokes to intervene in two matters due to face council today.

Ewingsdale ‘seniors’ development hits hurdles

A large-scale seniors housing and commercial precinct is before Byron Shire Council again this Thursday (April 7) and, according to staff, the draft DCP submitted by the developer includes ‘issues not previously considered’.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.