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Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

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Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Byron’s shame

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for...

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

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COVID update Friday, October 29: one new case and fragments in Byron and Mullum STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District has announced that there was one new case of COVID-19 reported for Northern NSW Local Health District in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 October.

Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

COVID update: record cases and fragments in Byron’s sewage

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced this morning at 11am, that in the 24 hour period to 8pm last night, there were a record 1,218 cases of community transmission and to six families who lost a loved one.

Byron Bay sewage found to contain more COVID fragments

Byron Shire Council says there was another detection of COVID-19 fragments in the sewage at Byron Bay last week.  It follows traces of the virus being found in recent samples from the Ballina and Lennox Head sewage treatment plants.

COVID positive sewage detections at Lennox Head and Ballina

After fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected at Lennox Head and Ballina sewage treatment plants, Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested.

COVID detection confirmed in Ballina sewage

Fragments of the COVID-19 virus were detected in samples collected from the Ballina sewage treatment plant on 12 August and the Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Ballina region with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested.

Byron wastewater clear of COVID on December 30

After the startling news of an ‘operational error’ in their sewage testing, Byron Shire Council welcomed confirmation from NSW Health late yesterday afternoon that testing of wastewater, as at 30 December 2020, revealed no trace of COVID-19.

‘Operational error’ over Byron Shire’s sewage surveillance program

An ‘operational error’ has resulted in Byron Shire’s sewage surveillance results being unreported since the week ending December 5.

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...