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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo...

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

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Draft reconciliation action plan ready for comment

The first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is being developed by the Local Land Services and they are looking for feedback on the final draft RAP that is currently on exhibition.

Trained dogs, students help protect Tweed shorebirds

School students on the Tweed Coast are helping authorities protect endangered shorebirds from foxes.

Plan to increase Wilsons River riparian plantings

A plan is afoot to extend important riparian plantings along around the Wilson’s River tidal pool, near Lismore, with a view to protecting precious water supplies and preserving important riparian zones.

Fight the land rates

Russell Preston, Brisbane. Rural landowners throughout NSW should by now have received their Local Land Services rate notice. Like its predecessors, it contains fictional nonsense.

Govt measures ‘could lead to massive clearing’

The state government has released a new draft land-clearing code that would allow landholders to largely determine what vegetation they can remove and what they need to keep. It is also changing regulations to allow forest logs to be burnt for electricity.

Rural landowners victims of bureaucratic blunder

The newly formed state government department Local Land Services has been forced to apologise to members after letters were sent with wrong and missing information.

Local Land Services ‘another govt rort’

New rural services are ‘unconstitutional’ and of ‘no value to rural landowners', say opponents of the recently established Local Land Services authority.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...