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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

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Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Toxic tankers back on northern rivers roads

In the lead-up to the festive season, CSG miner AGL has confirmed it is again using tankers to haul toxic wastewater via the Pacific Highway to Queensland for processing, prompting local anti-gas groups to query if the company is prepared for a potential accident.

Metgasco warned: ‘Use it or lose it’

Ballina MP Tamara Smith has called on the state government to either buy back or cancel Metgasco’s license to drill for coal seam gas in the northern rivers. The call follows an announcement from miner AGL that it was divesting its CSG assets in Western Sydney and the Hunter Valley.

AGL launches CSG review as key managers quit

AGL announced yesterday that the manager of its upstream gas business, Mike Mozra, will depart the company early, only weeks after it admitted it had delayed reporting the presence of BTEX chemicals in flowback water from its Gloucester CSG drilling wells to the EPA.

Fracking fluid found in Gloucester groundwater

The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham says the community's worst fears have been realised, with the EPA announcing they are investigating AGL's detection of fracking chemicals in ground water after recent hydraulic fracturing operations at Gloucester.

Gloucester calls for protectors as AGL prepares for final frack

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has put out a call for people to attend the Gloucester protectors’ camp this coming weekend as AGL prepares to frack its final test well in the region.

Protesters shut down access to AGL fracking site

More than fifty people shut down access to AGL’s controversial fracking site at Gloucester in NSW on Saturday, saying the state government’s new ‘Gas...

Gloucester breakfast heats up

Forty local residents slowly rode bicycles along the no stopping section of Fairbairns Road this morning in an attempt to slow access to AGL’s fracking site. The bus containing workers took a different route to avoid this protest on wheels.

Arrests at Gloucester as camp takes root

There were more arrests at Gloucester three hours north of Sydney this morning, as fracking continues behind a five metre high bush-green wall less than 150 metres from the heavily guarded road.

AGL security threatens Gloucester CSG protesters

A northern rivers gasfield-free activist, who has been visiting AGL’s CSG site at Gloucester says the company’s security guards have been using heavy-handed tactics on non-violent protesters.

Nine Gloucester locals arrested protesting CSG fracking

Nine people have been arrested during protest activity near AGL’s coal seam gas site at Gloucester so far this week after fracking equipment arrived in Gloucester on Monday morning

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.