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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Stories about "methamphetamine":

Ice and ammo found after police pursuit

The pursuit of a vehicle followed by a drug test has resulted in a man facing court this morning in Lismore.

Weekend drug arrests in Tweed and Byron

Police have seized 'a quantity' of cannabis and methamphetamine from a car near Murwillumbah while in Byron Bay a man arrested on break-and-enter charges was also found to be carrying drugs.

Pair charged with ice supply after car breaks down during police chase

Two people will be charged with supplying a prohibited drug after the car the were driving broke down on the M1 Pacific Highway during a police chase near Tweed Heads.

Drug seized after prime mover tailgated car

Drugs have been seized after Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers responded to a driving complaint about a truck on the road from Lismore to Casino on Friday night.

Tweed Heads man charged with drug supply

During the search of a Tweed Heads property on Thursday police allegedly found more than 300 pills, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and chemicals allegedly used to manufacture prohibited drugs.

Mother of two denied bail over airport ice charge

A woman arrested with the drug ice at Ballina Airport on Sunday was already on a good behaviour bond for other offences, Lismore Local Court heard yesterday.

Lismore woman charged with dealing ‘fake ice’

A Lismore woman who police allege was armed with a knife when she was caught on Friday with a fake quantity, of what she claimed was the drug ice, told officers 'it isn't mine'.

Man in rehab misses court on police assault charges

A South Lismore man charged with supplying ice and assaulting police must enter pleas to the charges in court today. (Tuesday April 2).

Major drug bust at Ballina Airport

Police say they seized more than quarter of a kilogram of ice from two passengers attempting to depart on a flight from Ballina Airport yesterday. In an unrelated incident, police in Goonellabah made more arrests after smelling cannabis coming from a parked car.

Man stopped after speeding charged with dealing ice

Police carrying out highway patrol duties yesterday acted on a suspicion and searched a car stopped for speeding, resulting in the seizure of cash, ice, ecstasy, masks, knives, drug paraphernalia and items linked to drug supply.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

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.