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New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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PCR test

The recent Echo article ‘How reliable are PCR tests?’ (8 September) on PCR tests for COVID-19 that refutes the...

New Mullum Indian

S Haslam Mullumbimby now has its own Indian restaurant at the Mullumbimby Golf Club. Mullum Indian Restaurant is open Wednesday...

New COVID – casual contact location – BP Chinderah Southbound

NNSWLHD has been notified of a new casual contact venue visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19 who travelled between Sydney and Brisbane for work.

Update: Abandoned vessel, Burleigh Heads – owner found

Police are seeking urgent public assistance to help identify and locate the owner of a seemingly abandoned vessel.

Ruination

I wholeheartedly agree with Brian Mollett (Letters 18 August). Until very recently Burringbar Street was a true representation of...

Will Sydney’s trash be Richmond Valley’s ‘treasure’

Richmond Valley Council say they have welcomed an announcement by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for...

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No mobile phone? No access…

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has highlighted the that some people and areas still need manual sign-in systems around COVID-19 safety plans and there is not a one size fits all policy available.

COVID-19 impacts on job vacancies

It’s no secret that unemployment in the Byron Shire has spiked as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated recession.

Penalty rates justified, especially for low-paid workers

Asren Pugh, Bangalow. I was very disappointed to see some local businesses in Bangalow showing signs in support of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry campaign to get rid of penalty rates over the Easter public holidays.

Hospitality industry needs wake-up call

C Hollingworth, Coorabell. Current hospitality requirements are ludicrous and a case of 'experience inflation'. Invest in your young people and they will surely reward you with hard work, loyalty and gratitude.

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...