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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Local rice at Farmers Markets

News travels fast – after two years of drought, the local rice is back! Get it while it’s hot...

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

Stories about "Rous Water":

Keith Williams puts case for the Dunoon Dam

Rous County Council's Future Water Project 2060 proposal has been on public exhibition for a week now. Echonetdaily caught up with Rous CC Chairperson Keith Williams to dig into the detail.

Rainy days, no time to waste that water

Once upon a time, it was illegal to have a rainwater tank in suburbia but now it is time for a change and you are being challenged to keep your water usage to 160 litres a day.

Labor moves to force councils to fluoridate water

On Tuesday, Labor introduced legislation in the NSW Parliament to create tough new fluoride laws it claims would ‘override the anti-fluoride movement’ and effectively force councils like Byron Shire to fluoridate their water.

Fluoride activists prepare for court challenge, and party

Lismore-based anti-fluoride activists are preparing a federal court challenge that they hope will ‘cripple the fluoride industry in Australia’. But in the meantime, they are having a party on Saturday night to raise further funds for their cause.

Clunes fluoride dosing plant closed

Households within Lismore LGA receiving water via the Clunes fluoride dosing plant have been granted a short reprieve after the plant was taken offline on Friday.

Lismore push for community poll on fluoride

A Lismore councillor wants a poll conducted at the next local government election to determine whether a majority of residents support adding fluoride to the water supply.

Protest at fluoride dosing plant

About 70 people turned out to a blockade at the Corndale fluoride dosing plant yesterday but Rous Water general manager Kym Lavelle reckons they're protesting in the wrong place.

Rally calls on Rous Water to reverse fluoride decision

Anti-fluoride protesters rallied outside Rous Water in Lismore yesterday and are planning a blockage of the Corndale dosing plant on Monday.

Opponents say fluoride fight is far from over

The fight against the fluoridation of much of the region’s water supply is far from over, according to opponents.

Public asked to comment on county councils merger

A public consultation into the proposed merger of Rous Water, Richmond River County Council and Far North Coast County Council is set to begin next week.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...