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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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Stories about "Fluoridation":

Clunes fluoride dosing plant closed

Households within Lismore LGA receiving water via the Clunes fluoride dosing plant have been granted a short reprieve after the plant was taken offline on Friday.

Outburst against mayor deplored

Al Oshlack, Lismore. I am most upset at the alleged assault of Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell. I have issues with Cr Dowell over the way she has handled the fluoride issue and the North Lismore Plateau development, but totally abhor this angry outburst which has besmirched the integrity and sincerity of those residents who oppose the fluoridation of our water supply.

Fluoridation research outdated

Carmel Liertz, Lennox Head. It’s truly tragic that the small majority of Rous Water councillors and the state health department are so determined to push fluoridation, when evidence has been gathered over many decades about fluoridation and as such is considered 'an outdated practice that most of the world countries don’t even do'.

Fluoride dosing plants set to be built

Fluoridation of Lismore and Ballina's water supply moved a step closer yesterday with the awarding the tender for the building of four dosing plants, but anti-fluoride campaigners may yet continue their fight to stop it.

Professor, not Mungo, wrong on fluoride

Rob Watson, Myocum. John W Travis in his letter to the Echo re fluoridation writes that we should look at the facts. OK let's look at the evidence he cites in his letters.

Can Lismore’s fluoridation be stopped?

The campaign to stop the fluoridation of Lismore’s water supply continues despite local and state authorities pushing ahead with it.

Mayor cuts Nimbin centre off social media over fluoride criticism

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell has pulled the pin from communicating with some of her constituents on social media outlets which she says were being used to attack her over contentious issues such as fluoridation.

Fluoridation objections baseless

Trevor Robertson, Upper Crystal Creek. I am nonplussed by the debate in northern NSW concerning the fluoridation of water.

Chase for legal costs over fluoride ‘a foolish waste of money’

North coast water authority, Rous Water, is set to spend more than $100,000 to investigate chasing legal costs from anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack, which Greens Cr Vanessa Ekins says it will not get back.

Byron to stay fluoride free

Byron Shire will remain fluoride free after councillors voted against Cr Diane Woods's motion in a rowdy meeting full of interested onlookers yesterday.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of the community/business coin, his support...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists today in the US and...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.