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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

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Toonumbar Dam underutilised for Casino’s town water supply

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance has proposed that Richmond Valley Council engages with the state government in exploring the use of the currently underutilised Toonumbar Dam for Casino’s town water supply.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Could new dam become another Rio Tinto disaster?

Widjabul Wia-bal traditional custodians are deeply concerned about a motion proposed for Rous County Council’s next meeting, which would overturn their decision to cease all work on the Dunoon Dam, rezone the land and begin the disposal of Rocky Creek properties.

Draft Far North Coast Water Strategy a welcome change

Local water conservations group WATER Northern Rivers Alliance say they welcome the diverse water supply options featured in the Far NorthCoast Water Strategy released by the NSW Government on Friday.

Metre and a Half Maid keeping us ‘nice’

Visitors to The Channon Market on Sunday got a surprise when the Metre and a Half Maid, a goddess in gold, was setting the social distancing wrongs, to right.

Exploring a threatened valley

Jules Petroff and his family are literally at the centre of the proposed Dunoon Dam. Although their property will gain spectacular water views if the Rous County Council project is built, they are implacably opposed. We went on a special tour to find out why.

Will this be deep under water in a few years?

Tomorrow Rous County Council will be holding a special meeting to decide whether to extend the public comment period on the Rous Future Water Project 2060. Attached photo gallery shows the area to be impacted by the proposed Dunoon Dam wall, near the Channon.

List of schools closed today due to bushfires

More than 50 schools and TAFE campuses are closed today due to bushfires.

Burning car stops traffic at The Channon

A Sydney tourist got more heat than she bargained for on Sunday when the hire care she was driving burst into flames at The Channon.

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.