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October 24, 2021
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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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End of Days

Sometimes life would be a lot simpler if I could just believe in God. If I could believe that...

Reclaim Our Future koalas pay a visit to Federal MP

Today Extinction Rebellion Lismore will make sure the federal member for Page hasn’t forgotten about the black summer bushfires and their devastating impact on NSW’s koala population.

Library restrictions

Under Richmond Tweed Library restrictions announced today, our local libraries are now only offering click and collect, and online...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Stories about "Ice":

Grow pot, pay tax, create jobs says Eden-Monaro candidate

Cannabis production and consumption is being legalised around the world. It is now time to bring Australian growers in from the cold and give them the opportunity to pay tax, use their knowledge and live legally said Eden-Monaro by-election candidate Michael Balderstone.

Ice, MDMA, GHB seized when car searched at South Lismore

Two people are due in court today charged after ‘Ice’, MDMA, GHB and cash were found in a car stopped in South Lismore.

Redefining drug use

Have you ever enjoyed a beer or a glass of wine? While for some religious groups it is banned, and I respect their choice, I also expect my choice to enjoy a glass of red to be respected.

Will the NSW government decriminalise drugs?

While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?

Drugs seized during search warrant – Northern NSW 

Officers from Richmond Police District have arrested a man following the execution of a search warrant in Goonellabah.

Further arrest by Strike Force Junor detectives – Lismore

A police strike force investigating the distribution of illicit drugs in the Lismore area has charged another man with drug supply offences.

Unlikely Kyogle trio faces trial over cross-border ice supply

Telephone intercepts discussing alleged cross-border drug runs to purchase ice in Queensland will be used in evidence against a Kyogle pensioner, a mother and her son in the District Court.

Drug ‘stigma’ led to tragic death of Byron man in hospital

A drug and alcohol expert who is a keynote panellist at tomorrow’s forum on ice in Byron Bay says stigmatising users of the drug ice is counterproductive to users seeking help.

Two Lismore women arrested for possessing ice

Two Lismore women have been charged with drug and traffic offences after being stopped by police in Goonellabah yesterday.

‘Dob in a dealer’ campaign targets ice scourge

A ‘dob in a dealer’ campaign targeting the manufacture, supply and use of ‘ice’ (crystal methylamphetamine) in the Richmond Local Area Command recently has given police more than 40 leads in their bid to crack down on the increasing scourge in the community.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.