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Does Casino want to live with a thermal waste ‘solution’?

The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste...

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Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Comment: Net sober by 2050!

With Scott Morrison about to jet off to Glasgow for the UN COP 26 Climate Change Conference, I’ve got some unexpected and exciting news of my own: I’ve decided to take advice around my health and wellbeing and give up drinking! 

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning...

Stories about "Portugal":

RipCurl Pro continues in Portugal

Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson from the Gold Coast (above) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche yesterday.

North coast girls at the Cascais Pro in Portugal

Stephanie Gilmore of Tweed Headsecured an emphatic Round 1 win over rookie Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) and Silvana Lima (BRA) at the EDP Cascais Girls Pro in Portugal yesterday.

Dangerous driving and assault – Tugun

Police are appealing for information regarding an alleged assault at the Pacific Motorway, Tugun on September 25.

Do COVID vaccines affect male fertility?

Vaccines do have side effects, but there are some social-media users peddling myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction.

Another Lismore COVID case

Lismore has seen one new case of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 26 October.

The Richmond River and its bad health

It is no longer a secret; the Richmond River is in bad health. 2021 marked the establishment of a new project, the Coast Management Program...