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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Cartoon of the week – 19 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.

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Stories about "influenza":

Govt ‘failed to warn public’ over Lismore flu, pneumonia spike

NSW shadow health minister Walt Secord today criticised the Baird government for failing to issue an official flu season warning for the north coast. But North Coast Public Health says presentations are 'normal' for this time of year.

Flu cases increase sharply in region

A big jump in the number of people suffering from influenza across the northern rivers in the past few weeks has prompted a warning for people at risk to be vaccinated against it.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.