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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Thanks Frank Mills

We had lost our highway protest, but during those colourful marches we had the beginnings of a stronger sense...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory...

Celebrating and supporting carers

Every day there are family and friends who provide care to others in their life. National Carers Week, 10–16 October, aims to recognise those 2.65 million carers in Australia who support those family and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged and need support.

Radiance Kitchen

Congratulations to Dexter and Linda, operators of Radiance Kitchen, who are celebrating their tenth anniversary of selling the region’s...

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

Stories about "rough sleepers":

Creating connections is key to ending rough sleeping

Byron Shire has the highest number of rough sleepers per capita outside Sydney and next week the End Street Sleeping Collaboration Connections Week will look at what assistance rough sleepers need.

Mobile showers and laundry come to Northern Rivers

Showers and doing a bit of laundry are an unremarkable daily event for most people. But for the homeless the luxury of a warm shower and getting your clothes clean is not such a simple and unremarkable experience.

Homelessness getting worse in Byron Shire, say frontline workers

Responding to concerns about rough sleepers and homelessness, local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith and officer in charge of Byron police station, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe, brought together 25 frontline workers to discuss the ongoing crisis.

Rapid rise in rough-sleepers in Byron

Once again Byron Shire has the highest number of people who sleep rough per capita in NSW outside of Sydney, according to this year’s count.

A little shelter and comfort from the rain

We all like a dry pace to sleep when it rains but for some it is not so easy to find.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually going to responsibly and effectively...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would have thought a Greens approach...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination rate in the state and...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.