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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating...

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so...

Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety...

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Australian War Memorial looking for unknown Indigenous soldier

Do you know this man? The Australian War Memorial is looking for help to identify an Indigenous soldier whose photograph was found in South Australia.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...