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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.

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Reflection on human rights in COVID time

David Lovejoy (14 October) and Jeffrey Lewis (22 October) each provide thoughtful and insightful observations regarding the narrative of...

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Six new local COVID cases reported

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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NRL Community Carnival kicks off

Recently retired NRL stars Danny Buderus, Scott Prince, Ben Ross, Dallas Johnson, Joe Galuvao, Anthony Quinn and Matt King will join with fellow ambassadors...

Another Lismore COVID case

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

The Richmond River and its bad health

It is no longer a secret; the Richmond River is in bad health. 2021 marked the establishment of a new project, the Coast Management Program...

Toluene found at Mullumbimby’s old hospital site

Yet another contamination concern has been uncovered at the site of the old Mullum Hospital, adding an extra $1.5 million to the already ballooning cost of remediating the land.

Does Lennox lookout need any more concrete?

Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson will attempt to defer the construction of a sealed path at Pat Morton Lookout in today's council meeting.