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Growing number of dogs

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

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The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Historical truth

Some people choose to rewrite history when it suits them. Former mayor Simon Richardson has been telling people that...

Sinking real estate

For most of geological time, the Earth has been 5–15 degrees hotter than today. That’s why the dinosaurs did...

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...

Stories about "Stan":

New TV series ‘Eden’ shooting around Ballina

Sharpes and Boulders Beaches, just north of Ballina, were the locations last week for a new Stan Original series called Eden, one of two major productions currently shooting around the Northern Rivers.

Will it be movie studios for Ballina and COVID Safe shooting for the region?

The idea of making the Ballina – Byron region the next place for movies to be shot and produced is gathering momentum with the latest feasibility study for the idea soon to be underway.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.