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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Stories about "plastic bags":

No more plastic bags from Mullum Woolies

Some 12 Woolworths stores throughout the country, including Mullumbimby, will stop offering single-use plastic bags as of today. Woolies will join a range of shops in Mullum that have already stopped offering the polluting products.

Supermarkets take up plastic free challenge, but not state govt

Australia’s grocery giants Coles and Woolworths announced within hours of each other, that they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags

‘Plastic Free Boy’ aims to save the turtles

Taking to the airwaves, speaking at film festivals and appearing on TV are just some of the experiences that Arlian Ecker’s is having as he makes his film ‘Plastic Alarm’ that raises awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean.

Lismore to consider motion to ban plastic bags

The Lismore City Council will this evening decide whether to support the growing local government movement to ban single use plastic bags.

An ode to the odious plastic bag

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. When they introduced free shopping bags made out of plastic use them once, then bin them, environmentally drastic.

Byron Mermaids aim to ban plastic bags

A group of Byron shire women calling themselves the Byron Mermaids have begun sewing reusable shopping bags in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags and held a rally recently calling on the state government to ban plastic bags in NSW.

Mermaids rally to ban single use plastic bags

A contingent of ocean goddesses will swim ashore at Byron Bay's Main Beach on Friday to highlight the devastation that single use plastic bags have on marine ecology.

Greens introduce legislation to ban plastic bags

Legislation to ban single use plastic bags has been introduced into both houses of NSW Parliament. Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith and Greens Environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi yesterday introduced the bills in an effort to reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment, including the marine environment.

Ballina rescue group backs ban on plastic bags

Keith Williams of Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina still remembers Grace, the 45 centimetre sea turtle that died from swallowing a plastic bag. In memory of Grace, and countless other sea creatures, the service is backing a push to ban plastic bags.

Toxic plastic bags and consumers

K. Sharples, Tweed Heads. Whilst holidaying recently in Tasmania I was confronted with the conundrum of whether or not to pay 15 cents per plastic bag for my purchases. Unfortunately no such decision is required on the mainland.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.