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The time for climate action has come – today protect Styx Valley

The Bob Brown Foundation has returned to Tasmania’s native forests frontline with a commitment to defend critical carbon-storehouses while the government contributes to the global climate and extinction crises.

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Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting. While staff have recommended that the policy become an 'internal' document others are calling for it to be 'abandoned'.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Stories about "first aid":

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Mental health first aid invite from Healthy Minds

The inspiring young fellas at The Healthy Minds Club are offering a series of free mental health first aid classes for anyone in the community who wants to gain some life-saving skills.

The right advice for snake bites

Once upon a time the first-aid for snakebite included things like tourniquets, incisions, suction, and electricity. As it turns out most of these cures are harmful and in some cases, fatal.

Get some mental health first aid in Lennox

Even if we haven’t done one, most of us know what’s involved in a first aid course: mouth to mouth resuscitation, heart compression and how to make a splint. But what might mental health first aid consist of?

Does Casino want to live with a thermal waste ‘solution’?

The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste incinerator coming to town. At the...

Dangerous driving and assault – Tugun

Police are appealing for information regarding an alleged assault at the Pacific Motorway, Tugun on September 25.

Do COVID vaccines affect male fertility?

Vaccines do have side effects, but there are some social-media users peddling myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction.

Another Lismore COVID case

Lismore has seen one new case of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 26 October.