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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

Gratitude

I join with Lynne West, Gerry Gleeson, and Magenta Appel-Pye (Letters, December and January) in asking The Echo to...

Cartoon of the week – 26 January, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

Stories about "Gold Coast Titans":

Have a ball with the Titans

This year the message of Child Protection Week will be supported by our local favourites the Titans. The annual Teddy’s Bears Picnic on September 4 encourages everyone in our community to become involved in spreading the message of safety.

Titans ‘a bit sad because they lost’

On Saturday night I went and watched the Titans play against the warriors. It was Mark Minichiello’s 150th game; he’s the first person to ever play that many for the Titans. I was going to interview him but it was a very tough game and Mini got knocked in the head and couldn’t come back on the field.

Seagulls’ clubhouse done and dusted

For most of last week, the Tooheys New Crew worked with the local community to finish off the new Tweed Heads Seagulls’ community clubhouse,...

The perks of being a sports hack

at last… John Campbell Of a winter weekend, I’m usually working as the sideline eye at Red Devil Park or Les Donnelly Field, reporting on the...

A Legion for the Titans

On Monday evening junior journo Zac Thomas made his way up to Skilled Park to report on The Legion, the Titans' most passionate and...

Less injury means more game time

Echonetdaily’s team of junior journalists are doing us proud at the Titans homes games at Skilled Park. This week we have a new reporter...

Titans cheered by Sirens’ song

Though the iSelect Gold Coast Titans didn’t put their best foot forward during Sunday’s match against the Knights, the Titans’ cheerleaders didn’t put a...

Fan frenzy for Titans

  To celebrate the launch of tickets going on sale for the rest of the season at Skilled Park, the Five Day Fan Frenzy will...

Choppy, the Titans and Eels

This week’s junior journalist was 10 year old Beau Carter from Byron Bay. Beau went up to see the 28–22 win by the Titans...

Something to sing about at Skilled Park

  Last Friday saw the local derby played out at Skilled Park when Gold Coast welcomed Brisbane into their lair – the Broncos set about...

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.