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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

Issue dividing the community

This bitter division in the Northern Rivers community regarding trains on our tracks or the rail trail could’ve been...

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

Election week sees Vanessa Ekins doing her blocky

Enjoying a few precious minutes break in an election week is a real luxury and Lismore mayoral candidate and current Mayor Vanessa Ekins managed to fit an Echo interview in between her TAFE Auslan course and the pre-poll station on Woodlark Street.

Stories about "meatworks":

Should Byron shire council stop the steak?

Highlighting the significant reduction of green house gas emissions that the choice to go vegan can have, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged the Byron shire council ‘to take a bite out of climate change by serving only vegan food at official meetings, functions and other events.’

Hogan denies local meatworkers at risk from live export trade

The union representing meatworkers has claimed that the expansion of the live export cattle trade would put up to a thousand jobs at Casino’s meat processing plant at risk. But Page MP Kevin Hogan has rejected the claim.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...