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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Ballina Hospital

Virginia Black, Byron Bay On calling my friend in Ballina recently, I discovered she was having an asthma attack. Living...

Housing, transport and no Dunoon Dam: Cr Basil Cameron’s bid for mayor

Cr Basil Cameron is yet to announce whether or not he has a team of candidates joining him in his election campaign but says he’s running for the position of mayor, joining a competition that as of Tuesday morning featured six men and zero women.

COVID-19 fines issued while mask sign legalities unclear

As the Greater Sydney area heads into further lockdown, local health authorities say a known COVID-19 infected case stopped at Chinderah truck stop at the Ampol service station (northbound), 112 Tweed Valley Way, near Murwillumbah turnoff.

More than 40 in self-iso after contact with Northern Rivers exposure site

Health authorities say they’ve classified more than forty people as Covid Nineteen close contacts via a Northern Rivers exposure site.

Balance

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Danny Wakil you are wrong to claim that people do not have a ‘balanced view’...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 July, 2021

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Stories about "passenger pigeons":

Remembering Martha, the last passenger pigeon

A significant 100th anniversary passed last week with next to no comment in the Australian media, the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died on the concrete floor of her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo, September 1, 1914.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.