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Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: My Town and The Great Divide

When I walk the streets of my town I feel this. I feel the divide. I watch the masked mingle with the ‘medically exempt’. There’s an unspoken agitation. A sense of ‘them’ and ‘us’. My town is no longer a place of love and acceptance. It is not a place of compassion and kindness. There is an undercurrent of distrust, suspicion and potential violence. We are being taken.

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

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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),...

Vax zombies

Paul Stephen, Yamba Will Ash denounces The Echo for being pro-vax (9 July). The Echo is just being pro-science, and supporting...

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

Large bioenergy facility DA before public

A Council proposal for a bioenergy facility at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), which is also a popular birdwatching location, is now before the public for comment. 

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Seniors Day – Creativity and the Brain

U3A Northern Rivers – Lismore Inc. is hosting an event next week at the Lismore Gallery. The event is entitled Creativity and the Brain.  It highlights the practice and enjoyment of art in the Third Age.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

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.

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.